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National Weather Service Confirms a Second Tornado in Sussex County

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Second Tornado (EF1) Touches Down Near Milton Second Tornado (EF1) Touches Down Near Milton

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - The National Weather Service performed a tornado survey and confirmed that a second tornado was tracked from Harbeson to Broadkill Beach Monday.

According to the agency, this second tornado was an EF1. It clocked in about 100 mph wind speeds, and tracked from Harbeson to Broadkill Beach around 4:00 a.m. to 4:07 a.m. It first touched down near Carpenter Road in Harbeson.

The NWS says the tornado's path was about 50 yards wide and traveled 6.2 miles. There were no injuries reported, but it did cause sporadic damage.

The agency says this second tornado is associated with the same circulation as the first one NWS confirmed in Laurel. That first tornado was categorized as an EF2, which reached maximum wind speeds of 120 mph. It started at around 3:38 a.m. at Woodland Ferry Road in Laurel and headed northeast to Pepper Road in Seaford. On Thursday, the agency increased the first tornado's path length to 9.2 miles. 

 

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