- Weather forecasters say two tornadoes touched down in a New Jersey community as severe thunderstorms roared through the state.
The first tornado touched down at 7.21 am and the second at 7:27 am with wind speeds reaching 120km/h. Metal roofing was torn from a bank and blown a half-mile away; a large metal container for clothing donations was knocked over, and a park also was damaged. The tornado moved southeast before dissipating, according to NWS.
The tornadoes popped up as a line of powerful storms brought down power lines, trees and caused other damage in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The weather service office in Pittsburgh said it's the 12th confirmed tornado in Washington County since 1950 and the third in the last five years. Winds there also reached 75 miles per hour, according to NWS.
The service had issued a tornado warning for parts of Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Middlesex counties Saturday morning.