Jackson Township, New Jersey (WABC) — The National Weather Service determined that the tornado landed near Jackson Township, New Jersey during Saturday’s storm.
Local authorities declared a disaster emergency on Sunday as residents began clearing debris.
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In the midst of Saturday’s tornado, trees were pulled to the ground and strong winds dragged power lines down.
A huge tree fell on the house when the storm passed. No one was injured.
This is the same storm system that left a trail of destruction in the Midwest.
Neighbor Jordan Charles and her fiancé watched from the patio as the storm passed.
“Within a few minutes the sky was pitch black and I could barely see the house next door. The windows started shaking,” Charles said.
Within seconds I got an alert, grabbed my flashlight and went to the basement as fast as I could.
There were also reports of damage in other parts of Howell Township. A storm knocked trees to the ground and one partially blocked the road.
Meanwhile, in Toms River, giant storm clouds highlight a tornado forming in Ocean County.
Power lines were knocked down by strong winds, leaving many customers in the dark.
Japanese Communist Party&L reports that approximately 21,000 customers are without power. There have been 5,940 reported power outages in Monmouth County and 14,233 in Ocean County.
“I was traumatized and petrified. I didn’t know what was going to happen, especially since what happened in Mississippi,” Charles said.
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https://abc7ny.com/nj-storm-damage-new-jersey-howell-township/13067452/ Storm in New Jersey: A tornado has made landfall near Jackson Township, the National Weather Service says.Local government declares disaster emergency