It’s Official: A Second Tornado Hits Mount Laurel… In Less Than A Week
It’s official: Two tornadoes have now hit Mount Laurel this week.
The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 storm (with winds of up to 90 mph) hit Mount Laurel on Thursday (July 11). The tornado comes less than a week after an EF-0 storm (with winds up to 70 mph) was confirmed in Mount Laurel on Saturday.
Thursday’s tornado hit the Ramblewood section of Mount Laurel, the National Weather Service confirmed when they assessed the damage on Friday. The storm hit the area just after 7 pm on Thursday, according to Townsquare Media’s Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
"We tapped into some deep tropical moisture on Thursday, stemming from Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico. Whenever you combine a warm, moisture-charged atmosphere with a strong cold front, you get torrential rain," Zarrow told us.
Footage surfaced after Saturday's storm showing a car being flipped over in Mount Laurel.
Of course, Thursday’s storms also brought flooding rains to much of the area. The exact extent of the damage was not immediately clear.