Tornado Sweeps Through Gloucester County, Homes Left With Epic Damage
The South Jersey region has been on high alert all week due to the threat of Hurricane Ida.
Now, various reports and videos are being uploaded to social media highlighting the major damage the hurricane left behind. Gloucester and Camden Counties were on high alert during the early evening hours of Wednesday, September 1st; residents were alerted of a tornado warning, not a watch, during the five o'clock hour. The warning was scheduled through 6:52 p.m.
The town of Mullica Hill was severely impacted by a tornado that did, in fact, touch down during that time. Now, videos are already getting posted to social media depicting just how bad that region of Gloucester County was hit.
Some homes look now look like they were in the middle of a war zone. Roofs are gone, sheds are in the middle of the street, and there have even been multiple reports of trees down on every other street, depending on the route traveled. While it's looking like Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties have been lucky thus far, the same can't be said for the South Jersey counties to the West.
Tornado damage isn't the only type of damage being reported either. In the towns of Woodbury and Deptford, multiple eye-witness reports of significant flooding have also been released. While it's not advised for you to go out exploring the damage, people have already begun to do so. Obviously, it's best to stay put and stay safe. Wait it out. That's the best advice that can be given to anyone in those areas at the present time.
It's too early to tell what else Hurricane Ida will bring, but for the families already impacted, it's looking like their Labor Day weekend will be reserved for clean-up.
Watch the video of some of the damage being reported below: