Officials Confirm There Was No Tornado in Cumberland County
The National Weather service confirmed that a tornado did not hit Cumberland County during this weekend's storm.
Due to the heavy damage, a weather survey team was sent to investigate areas of Cumberland County that were hit, NJ.com reports. With strong winds going as fast as 74 mph, it's no wonder some thought that a tornado may have hit the area.
6abc says the National Weather Services confirm the storm damage was a result of straight-line winds, not a tornado. The microburst, which is an intense thunderstorm with strong lingering winds, had winds up 85 MILES PER HOUR! Winds that strong are guaranteed to cause some damage.
As of now, repairs have started along Route 77 in Upper Deerfield Township to repair half a dozen poles snapped by the winds.
Hopefully those who experienced power outages have their power back, and everyone's doing OK!