BERLINGTON, NJ (CBS / AP) – The National Weather Service confirmed eight tornadoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during Thursday’s storm, including EF-3 storm in eastern Pennsylvania and EF-2 tornado that began in Keystone state, and then moved to Garden State. Storms are another example of the region’s recent severe weather.
Bucks County officials said the EF-3 tornado that struck Bensalem was accompanied by high winds at 140 mph. damage to car dealership and mobile home fleet… The city’s public safety director said four people were injured in the dealership and one in a nearby office, but all injuries were deemed not life-threatening.
Forecasters said the EF-2 tornado was confirmed near New Hope, PAin the Washington Crossing Historic Park area, and then the storm crossed the Delaware River into Mercer County, New Jersey, where homeowners spent Friday repairing damage from uprooted trees. The storm had peak wind speeds of up to 115 miles per hour, forecasters said.
Forecasters confirmed two tornadoes in Ocean CountyOne rated the EF-2, which flew from Wertown to Barnegat Light with peak winds of up to 115 mph. Another tornado received an EF-1 rating at wind speeds of 100 to 105 mph.
Forecasters said the EF-1 tornado in the Plumstead Township area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania had a maximum wind speed of up to 90 mph. A sixth tornado, EF-0, has been confirmed in northeastern Philadelphia with peak winds of 60 to 80 mph. A seventh tornado, EF-1, struck Windsor, Mercer County, and forecasters on Saturday confirmed an eighth tornado, EF-0, in Slatington, Lehigh County, with more details expected at a later date.
On Thursday, the weather service issued a dozen tornado warnings for New Jersey. In July, the state has already seen three small tornadoes: two tornadoes during Elsa’s Tropical Storm at Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County and Woodbine in Cape May County, and a tornado on July 17th in part of Burlington County.
These tornadoes come as parts of the three states are struggling to recover from severe weather earlier this month.
Federal SBA loans are now available to people in Burlington County cities that were hit hard by the July 12 flash flood.
There are three types: Disaster Home Loans up to $ 200,000 are available for homeowners, and Business Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Loans up to $ 2 million are available for businesses.
Inhabitants you can apply online or call 800-659-2955.
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