No reports of major damage or injuries after South Jersey tornado

Tim Jimenez
June 14, 2019 - 10:25 am

MULICA HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The National Weather Service will be checking out Mullica Hill in Gloucester County, where a tornado touched down Thursday night. They'll also be surveying parts of Camden and Salem counties to determine the cause of the damage there from the storms.

The agency said, based on video evidence, there was clearly a funnel with some small debris being swooped up off the ground. Now, they say, they have to determine how strong this tornado was and the path it took.

There was also some damage left in other parts of South Jersey. In nearby Glassboro, Tareq Elayoub and his wife, who lives close to Rowan University, came home to a bit of a mess. He thinks straight-line winds caused the damage.

"Top of the roof, the bottom deck and fence, they’re all in the same straight line," he said.

He's guessing at least a few thousand dollars in damages. He says for the first time in his 15 years in his home, he's filing an insurance claim.

In Glassboro, N.J., the backyard of Tareq Elayoub was damaged.
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It's certainly an inconvenience, he said, but in the grand scheme of things, not too bad.

"It could be worse. Damage can be fixed. As long as human life is okay, everything can be fixed," he said.

In Blackwood, some trees and power lines went down, leading to road closures and Blackwood Elementary canceling classes because of a power outage.

Fortunately no widespread power problems in South Jersey or any injuries reported.