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EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Salisbury

Posted: Aug 07, 2017 4:13 PM Updated: Aug 08, 2017 2:07 PM
A possible tornado left vehicles overturned in parts of south Salisbury on Monday afternoon, including this one in a parking lot off of South Salisbury Boulevard. (Photo credit:  Erin Shea Lynch) A possible tornado left vehicles overturned in parts of south Salisbury on Monday afternoon, including this one in a parking lot off of South Salisbury Boulevard. (Photo credit: Erin Shea Lynch)

SALISBURY, Md.- The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado caused extensive damage when it briefly touched down in the south Salisbury area Monday afternoon.

The NWS made that announcement Tuesday. EF1 tornadoes are capable of wind speeds of 86-110 mph and can cause "moderate damage." According to the NWS, Monday's tornado reached top wind speeds of 105 mph.

The tornado happened sometime between 1:35 and 1:45 p.m. with fire and emergency crews responding to numerous incidents in a 1.5 mile stretch of the south side of the city. Its path cut through part of a neighborhood and some athletic fields. Two homes were condemned, and a vacant commercial building collapsed.

In the parking lot of The Pavilion at 1400 South off of South Salisbury Boulevard, the tornado flipped a car onto two others. And on the same property, two other cars were overturned.

The tornado also damaged properties on nearby College Avenue and Rogers and Johnson streets, about three-quarters of a mile from the first damage on South Salisbury Boulevard. In both locations the signs could be seen: several trees were split or knocked over. Some utility poles were also damaged. 

There were no reported injuries.

Click here to view more photos of the tornado damage. 

A car flipped onto two others in the parking lot of the The Pavilion at 1400 South. (Photo: Ty Cuffee)
A storm damaged house on Roger Street in Salisbury. (Photo credit: Jennifer Hill)
A wind-damaged tree in the median of South Salisbury Boulevard. (Photo credit: Stephanie Litton)

 

 

 

 

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