Gray Sky: Mid-Atlantic Tornado Damage
The after effects of Hurricane Ida spread on up the East Coast, causing flooding and formulating the perfect weather for tornadoes. Our planes were able to capture the damage that occurred on the ground in parts of Annapolis as well as New Jersey after these events took place.
At wind speeds of up to 125 mph, a fast moving tornado tore through Annapolis and Edgewater in Maryland on September 1 and traveled nearly 12 miles. It was rated as a Category EF-2 with a width that stretched at least 200 yards during its almost 25 minute path of destruction.
Toppled trees, torn apart rooftops, downed power lines were all part of the aftermath. Witnesses say they saw heavy debris flying through the air, smashing through cars, home windows, and tearing off bricks from houses.
No less than 7 tornadoes touched down in the Garden State Wednesday night with massive winds up to 150 mph, a Category EF-3. Only 5 tornadoes in New Jersey’s history have ever reached that intensity. The tornados ran through neighborhood subdivisions, collapsing walls and tossing cars aside. The storm also hit a major commercial farm and dairy, destroying barns and other building structures.
The worst damage occurred in Mullica Hill where the tornado stretched more than 400 yards wide tearing up homes and destroying silos.
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