Footage of possible tornado captures winds flipping over a car in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Courtesy of Castle Windows

Landspout tornado flips over car before damaging New Jersey warehouse

July 06, 2019 - 3:47 pm

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Officials have confirmed a tornado did indeed touch down before flipping a car and damaging a New Jersey warehouse Saturday.

The National Weather Service says a brief "landspout tornado occurred in Mount Laurel Township in Burlington County, New Jersey."

Surveillance video from Castle Windows, located in the Mt. Laurel Industrial Plaza, captured the tornado touching down in the parking lot of a commercial warehouse. 

You can see that footage below.

The tornado then moved across the parking lot, where it overturned a car and then passed over the adjoining warehouse building. 

The NWS investigators report, the tornado went on to pull portions of the warehouse roof back, causing it to bow just before tearing out two air conditioning units.

The EF-0 landspout, officials say, would quickly dissipate before hitting any other object.

Around that same time, the Burlington County Police Department told KYW Newsradio that they were receiving several calls about a possible tornado touching down.

The National Weather Service even dispatched a team to investigate the reports.

Many took to social media like the Mount Laurel Fire Department, who posted this video from a parking lot showing off the swirling clouds.

Others like Ron DeCecco captured what may have been the tail-end of the weather event.

Just two hours later, a Tornado Warning was issued for the Philadelphia, Chester and Camden Counties.

Not long after that portions of Bucks County saw their own Tornado Warning.


Dark skies over Bucks County. Photo taken in Langhorne.
Kristina Hammerschmidt/KYW Newsradio

Currently, there have been no reports of injuries but plenty of rain and even some downed trees, like this one out of Ridley Park in Delaware County/

Massive tree down in Ridley Park, Delaware County
Tom Rickert/KYW Newsradio