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Updated: Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Kent County, Del.

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One of the homes damaged by Thursday's storm. (Photo: WBOC) One of the homes damaged by Thursday's storm. (Photo: WBOC)
A home on Foxhole Road damaged by Thursday's funnel cloud. A home on Foxhole Road damaged by Thursday's funnel cloud.
CAMDEN, Del. (WBOC/AP)- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado was part of a storm that damaged about a dozen homes in Kent County, Del., leaving two people injured.
   
Meteorologist Joe Miketta says evidence indicates the damage Thursday near Camden was caused by straight-line winds and a tornado likely embedded within those winds. He said it was likely an EF-1 tornado, which can have winds ranging from 86 to 110 mph.

Just after 5 p.m. a funnel cloud was reported in the area of Darling Farm Road west of Camden. The funnel cloud, which turned out to be a tornado damaged 10 to 15 homes in the area, with at least four of those homes being condemned. Two people, a husband and wife, Robert Dolga and Barbara Smith-Morlock, were injured, their family members said. Police say those injuries are not life-threatening.
   
Gov. Jack Markell toured the area Friday. He expressed his thanks to first responders and said he had spoken with the injured couple, whose mobile home was destroyed.
   
Kent County emergency management director Colin Faulkner said two homes have been condemned and three others sustained significant damage.

Meantime, crews are working with chain saws to help clean up the area. Immediately after the storm, utility companies reported a few thousand customers were without power. But as of Friday, that number had significantly declined.





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