BREAKING: Officials Confirm A Tornado Struck Burlington County
Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed that a tornado touched down in Burlington County around 2 pm on Saturday (July 6).
The National Weather Service says a tornado struck the area just after 2:00 pm on Saturday near the Moorestown Mall and Mount Laurel Township.
The most jarring footage from the area showed a vehicle being flipped over in the Mount Laurel Industrial Plaza:
The National Weather Service says they received a video report of a funnel cloud crossing I-295 (near exit 36) around 2:06 pm. The screenshot below shows the latitude and longitude where the video reportedly originated:
Videos posted online appeared to show a funnel cloud, which the National Weather Service sent a team to the area to assess the damage. They determined an EF-0 tornado hit the area.
Wind damage was reported in the area.
In fact, the National Weather Service reported they've received reports of natural gas leaks and some building damage in the area. It's believed the storm rolled through around 2:06 pm.
The storm's official path was not immediately clear. Tornado warnings have also been issued for parts of Bucks County, Gloucester County, and Philadelphia throughout the course of the day.
More storms are possible this evening as a cold front continues to approach the region. Parts of Ocean County have picked up more than 5" of rain flooding Route 72 in and out of Long Beach Island.