Homes destroyed as NWS confirms 3 tornadoes in New Jersey

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Homes destroyed as NWS confirms 3 tornadoes in NJ
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The National Weather Service confirmed at least three tornadoes and social media posts showed homes reduced to rubble in Mullica Hill, a southern New Jersey county just outside Phi

MULLICA HILL, New Jersey (WABC) -- Officials in Gloucester County, New Jersey are reporting devastating storm damage after tornadoes swept through the region on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed at least three tornadoes in New Jersey: an EF-3 in Mullica Hill, an EF-0 in Princeton, which is Mercer County, and another tornado in Edgewater Park, which is in Burlington County.

At least three other tornadoes were also confirmed in Pennsylvania.

Video captured multiple homes destroyed in the Mullica Hill section of the county.

Troy Bonnenberg and his children were in the basement. Minutes later, the family emerged unharmed, their belongings scattered throughout the South Jersey neighborhood.

Bonnenberg lost the back half of his home due to a tornado.

Right across the street, Bonnenberg's neighbor bore the brunt of this storm. Aluminum siding, roofing, furniture and children's toys were all piled on top of a family's car. The house is now unlivable.

"It's horrible. You never expect anything like this to happen in this area because you're not in the Midwest," said Robin Wilson Smith of Mullica Hill.

It's still unclear how many homes sustained damage from the storm.

Multiple other videos of the tornado were spotted in the area. In Sewell, Logan Wilson could be heard telling his family to "go in the basement" as the funnel cloud whipped past his home.

No injuries have been reported in South Jersey at this time.


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