UPDATE: At least 11 tornadoes touched down in the Northeast Wednesday
As the remnants of Ida headed to the northeast on Wednesday, major flooding occurred in many areas along with several tornadoes touching down.
At least eleven tornadoes have been confirmed touching down in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Four tornadoes in Maryland, four in New Jersey, and three in Pennsylvania. Some of those tornadoes that touched down caused significant damage.
One of those tornadoes touched down south of Philadelphia in southern New Jersey. The National Weather Service preliminary estimates make this tornado an EF-3 with winds of 150 mph. Some areas of the Northeast saw 6-10 inches of rain Wednesday.
“I, I heard the train sound, and, when I stepped in the house, I looked out, and I saw my furniture just whoosh. My backyard furniture just wet, and then we just went down the basement, and then it just went through the back of my house,” said Danielle Brenza, one tornado survivor.
“Yeah, everything, um, it started, it was all quiet. And then all of a sudden you heard like the train sound, and it just completely like it just, it just got black like instantly and everything just boom. And you could hear like -- the lights were flickering. Everything had just completely wiped,” said Ava Brenza, another tornado survivor.
Another tornado hit a neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland. The tornado ripped off roofs and caused serious damage to buildings. One person caught the tornado on camera and flying debris can be seen. The National Weather Service has confirmed this tornado at EF-2 strength with winds of 125 mph.
An EF-2 tornado was confirmed in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia with maximum winds of 130 mph. The tornado struck the Fort Washington area. More details will be released by the National Weather Service later Thursday evening.
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