", JCP&L's response after Isaias:  Mayor 'tired of being JCPL's front office'. Both residential areas saw a significant amount of tree damage, including broken limbs, uprooted trunks and snapped branches, according to the report. Contact reporter Jenna Miller at (302) 518-4456, jmiller@delawareonline.com or on Twitter @JennaMargaretta. “I need a task to do to not focus.”. Connor clung to the railing and made it safely down to her. As of Thursday morning, power had been restored to nearly all JCP&L customers in Monmouth County, including Middletown residents who experienced the worst of the storm. The tornado was on land for approximately 1.2 miles and cut a 70-yard wide  path, weather officials said. The Official Website of Middletown, Delaware 19 W. Green St. Middletown, DE 19709 302-378-2711 Contact Us "The tornado did not appear to cause any direct structural damage, though a couple of homes sustained damage from falling tree debris," the National Weather Service said in a statement. The tornado, which traveled 29-miles was one of six reported in the region and the only twister reported in Delaware. The Weather Service reported that the twister shattered the record for […] Easy to use weather radar at your fingertips! The siding had been ripped from their home and insulation littered their patio. After the storm passed, the family picked their way through broken glass and debris looking for two cats they had recently adopted. This will cause damage in … The tornado lasted approximately two minutes, with the Lincroft section of the township seein the highest concentration of hazardous conditions reported across Monmouth County, according to meteorologists. Interactive weather map allows you to pan and zoom to get unmatched weather details in your local neighborhood or half a world away from The Weather Channel and Weather.com A crash in Townsend in the area, near the Del. area, according to AlertPage. Throughout the day, local authorities and Jersey Central Power & Light Co.  workers were deployed to multiple areas with downed trees on homes, fallen wires and dangling power lines, which caused sporadic road closures and power outages throughout Middletown. Even with the cleanup underway, neighbors said the healing will take much longer. For a terrifying second, she heard the roar of the tornado and didn’t know where he was. Amy Brennan said her 14-year-old son, Connor, was at the top of the second-story staircase when the roof was ripped off their home. *Tornado risk is calculated from the destruction path that has occured within 30 miles of the location. © Jenna Miller/Delaware News Journal Workers begin to repair the damage to the Purse house in the Summit Bridge Farms neighborhood near Middletown on Wednesday morning, a day after a tornado … Track storms, and stay in-the-know and prepared for what's coming. On Wednesday afternoon, she returned to gather some belongings. MIDDLETOWN - A tornado packing winds up to 80 mph touched down in the Lincroft section of the township during Wednesday morning's severe thunderstorm, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday. “I never want to witness that again.”. The tornado then rapidly weakened and finally lifted to the southwest of Glasgow, just prior to crossing into Cecil County, Maryland. "Thankfully, no injuries occurred as a result of this tornado. It was an EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 90 mph that went for a path length of 1.7 miles and was about 100 yards wide. This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: 'A wave of emotion': A neighborhood near Middletown grapples with tornado fallout, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Kittitas County in Washington state is lapping the field in Covid-19 vaccine distribution, Supreme Court dismisses challenges to Trump profits from businesses, 'Thank God he got out of there,': Middletown man recounts tornado. He said he was shaken up thinking about what could have happened to their son. This is the second confirmed tornado to touch  down at the Jersey Shore within the past month. Authorities investigate, residents say yes, Thousands without power in Middletown, dozens of downed trees and power lines, Mayor 'tired of being JCPL's front office', Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. No injuries or deaths were attributed to the … The Delaware tornado was also tracked over Dover, where significant tree damage occurred, and later damaged homes in Middletown, New Castle County. According to records, the largest tornado in the Middletown area was an F3 in 1998 that caused 2 injuries and 0 deaths. Jenna Miller and Krys'tal Griffin, Delaware News Journal, 'A wave of emotion': A neighborhood near Middletown grapples with tornado fallout. The tornado was on land for approximately 1.2 miles and cut a 70-yard wide path, weather officials said. Middletown, NY is a Low Risk area for tornados. The Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area and most of southern New Castle County has been heavily affected by power outages, with more than 9,000 people losing power at some point Tuesday, according to Delmarva Power's online outage map as of 5 p.m. “I didn’t sleep last night just thinking about it,” he said. The twister began at 9:57 a.m. at Brookdale Community College on the school's baseball field, where it tossed a set of metal bleachers to the other side of the field while making its way to Phalanx Road and Hickory Lane, according to a damage report from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. Middletown, DE is a Moderate Risk area for tornados. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as … A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 2pm and 4pm. “He can’t really get that out of his head.”. One of his trophies was driven into the wall by the wind. A banner that hung above his bed was sucked from the room and deposited in the backyard. And he looks at how the day began, with former president Donald Trump leaving Washington DC to the tune of "YMCA.". Despite the lingering fear, many residents said they were touched by the support from friends, church groups and family. Two of her sons were in their upstairs bedrooms. Tropical Storm Isaias Spawned Three Tornadoes In Delaware, Carving A Path Of Destruction In Their Wake. She saw the rotation of a tornado start to form and ran inside screaming, frantically trying to gather her family into the basement. “As I was screaming for him to come downstairs, he was watching the wall get ripped off,” said Purse of her 17-year-old son, Seth. *Tornado risk is calculated from the destruction path that has occured within 30 miles of the location. I wanted to hide somewhere,” said Dorri Purse. Ice? James Corden recaps the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, from the giant Bible, to all the leather gloves to Bernie Sanders being instantly memed, James loved it all apart from a small issue he had with J Lo's performance. A Milford woman was killed by a fallen branch as the tropical storm pushed through Delaware, and several others were injured. Middletown:  Did a tornado touch down? Sections of the roof continued to collapse Wednesday as they cleared branches from the yard. "The tornado may have started to … On Wednesday, debris still littered the yards in Summit Bridge Farms, a development of just about 80 homes. Do not go outdoors. This is an OBSERVED tornado on the ground. Likely to cost millions: Damage from Tropical Storm Isaias only beginning to be assessed, 'All hell started breaking loose:' Isaias spawns tornadoes, kills one in Delaware on Tuesday. According to the family, the mother was home with her 2-year-old son and 3-week-old newborn, when she learned of one of the tornado warnings and took shelter in the basement. The tornado then made its way a bit south and east, hitting areas along the northeast corner of the Swimming River Reservoir, Normandy Road and Riverdale West Park — causing additional tree damage, until the twister eventually terminated at 9:59 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado spun off from Tropical Storm caused widespread damage in an area extending from Dover to Middletown. A zig-zagging trail of bare earth cut through nearby fields. The tornado had a track of 29.2 miles through Kent County and north to Middletown in New Castle County and lasted for half an hour. A lifelong Jersey Shore resident, he is a recent graduate of Michigan State University. ***NOT FOR BROADCAST*** Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license. Forecasters said the EF1 tornado had a maximum estimated wind speed of 105 mph and a maximum path width of 200 yards. The National Weather Service has reported four tornado sightings in Delaware, including three in Kent County and one in New Castle County. The tornado that hit the Purse household was spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias and reportedly touched down in a handful of central Delaware communities. His window flew into the house and onto the bed. The weather service had issued a tornado warning about 10 a.m. Wednesday for the area. Rain? In the Summit Bridge Farms neighborhood, Dorri Purse was shooting video out her back door as the storm intensified. The National Weather Service said a spotter reported a tornado on the ground in Strathmere with debris in the air, crossing Route 50, around … Minutes after tornado alerts sounded on cellphones Tuesday morning, a twister touched down in Middletown-area neighborhoods ripping off roofs and blowing in windows and walls. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. It sounded like “an airplane was taking off in our house,” she said. Thirty people were injured in a tornado that started in Middletown and had a path of 23 miles. He just responded, “Stop, I’m fine.”. State officials estimate that the damage from the storm will be in the millions. During Tropical Storm Isaias, a tornado packing winds of 110 mph landed in the Manahawkin section of Stafford. Tom Lake, whose house was significantly damaged, worked with a crew that helped neighbors like the Marsh family that lived one street over. Contact him at jchung@gannettnj.com, 732-557-5748 or on Twitter @Joshchunggg, Did a tornado touch down? The 80 mph gust made the tornado an EF0 on the 0 to 5 Enhanced Fujita scale, the weakest scale category for a tornado. NJ weather:  Thousands without power in Middletown, dozens of downed trees and power lines. The actor says she brought real pain, loss, and sorrow to the episode. It was the longest tracked tornado in Delaware … In Delaware, an EF-1 tornado that cut a 29.2-mile path from Lebanon to Dover to Middletown was the longest tornado track ever recorded in … Tim Brennan, Amy’s ex-husband who still co-owns the home, was there to meet her. If you were without power or dealing with trees and poles down around your property, you aren’t the only one! Tropical Storm Isaias hit Delaware Tuesday, causing power outages, at least one tornado, heavy rain and road closures. Most were ripped up by the storm. Gallery of all the photos in our system of the damage the Isaias tornado did in Middletown. The Frankenstorm that ripped through the county late Halloween night created the first documented tornado to form in Delaware County in almost 10 years, but the strongest one in … More: Likely to cost millions: Damage from Tropical Storm Isaias only beginning to be assessed. Delaware’s record-breaking tornado tracked from its capital Dover to Middletown — some 29.2 miles away. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE (DE) 19709 local weather forecast and current conditions, radar, satellite loops, severe weather warnings, long range forecast. Once found, they got a ride to Brennan’s sister’s house in the same development. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. “Additionally, there was a few tornadoes that appeared to have touched down, especially around Dover and north towards the border of Kent County and New Castle County and Middletown. That path length more than doubles the previous record for a tornado in Delaware … Neighbors were sharing their stories Wednesday and still reeling from the shock of the storm. According to records, the largest tornado in the Middletown area was an F3 in 1994 that caused 11 injuries and 0 deaths. The weather service received a number of reports from local residents of damage to homes, downed trees and power lines covering the streets, according to the report. The Marsh family had planted a line of about 100 trees across their backyard. Based on the information it has gathered so far, the National Weather Service believes only one tornado tore through Kent and … “Just coming over the bridge, it’s like a wave of emotion comes back over you.”. Late Wednesday morning, neighbors gathered at the Purse home for doughnuts and coffee and then pooled resources to help each other clear debris. Their house has been condemned and they are working with their insurance company to find a place to stay. Also in Delaware, an EF-1 tornado tore through Sandtown in Kent County, beginning at around 8:25 a.m. Officials say the tornado had a maximum wind speed of … It’s crazy, Brennan said, to see next-door neighbors continue their lives without disruption, their homes untouched. Luckily, he was hit with only the screen. VERY DANGEROUS tornado reported moving over Middletown, DE. In season five of the award-winning show "This Is Us," Kate Pearson, played by Chrissy Metz, reveals her teenage pregnancy secret. “You heard this horrific rumbling sound,” she said. James recaps the highs and lows from the games, starting with Buffalo's loss to Kansas City, which included quite the skirmish, and ending with the day's first game, featuring Tampa Bay beating Green Bay, sending 43-year-old Tom Brady to his 10th Super Bowl. In the adjacent bedroom, 14-year-old Jackson was asleep. Joshua Chung is the 9-5 breaking news and weather reporter. Snow? Cars were splattered with the white bits of home insulation. More: 'All hell started breaking loose:' Isaias spawns tornadoes, kills one in Delaware on Tuesday. “This sounds so silly, but I heard the trash truck and I was sleeping and just the sound made me jump. He’s tough, she said. Weather Service Says Delaware Tornado Set Distance Record ... wind speed of 105 mph and a maximum path width of 200 yards. Chrissy Metz recaps emotional “This Is Us” abortion episode, Take a look at Biden's top cabinet nominees. 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