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Severe Weather

07-07-2019 | 2:47 PM | SPRINGFIELD TWP,NJ —The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Wednesday that an EF-0 tornado touchdown in Springfield Township, New Jersey. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the funnel cloud touched down at 2:47 p.m and lasted all of 4 minutes. Prior to the touchdown weather experts said there were severe weather warnings posted for the Tri-State Area prior to the tornado touching down.

This short-lived funnel cloud caused large amounts of damage in Springfield Township. The tornadoes winds which were reported to be around 70 MPH took down large trees, some toppling onto power lines and bending mental signs like toothpicks. The tornado touchdown near Route 22 and Springfield Avenue.

This EF-0 tornado is the third tornado in the last four months to touchdown in New Jersey. On July 6, 2019, a tornado touched down in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. A second tornado touched down on May 28, 2019, in the New Jersey communities of Stanhope and Hopatcong.

No injures were been reported as a result of this recent EF-0 tornado.

07-13-2019 | 5:00 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Saturday July 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.m strong storms moved through the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. The storms dumped several inches of rain in a short period of time. The large amounts of rain caused flash flooding through the area. Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 responded to a car stuck in floodwaters with people trapped around 5:30 p.m, A BMW SUV became disabled after driving through a flooded roadway at the intersection of Marvin Road & Johnston Road. Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 rescued occupants who were stranded in the vehicle. The water was so powerful it was creating powerful runoff off the sidewalk. A neighborhood on Donnington Drive off Marvin Road was also underwater. Meteorologists say about 3 inches of rain fell in this area of a period of 45 minutes.

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