Delaware Sees Touchdown!

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Delaware Sees Touchdown!

Aftermath of the tornado that hit Delaware this past Sunday.

Aftermath of the tornado that hit Delaware this past Sunday.

Aftermath of the tornado that hit Delaware this past Sunday.

Aftermath of the tornado that hit Delaware this past Sunday.

Leslie Tovar, Staff

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Sunday Night the National Weather Service put out a tornado warning for Kent, Sussex and New Castle County. The confirmation was made at 3:38 am on an EF-2 tornado that left a path of destruction in southern Delaware early Monday morning. The winds were reported to be up to 120 mph; one of the most powerful ever to hit in Delaware. The last EF-2 tornado that hit Delaware touched ground in 2004 causing severe damage. The tornado touched ground in Laurel, traveled 6.2 miles and ended in Seaford. The powerful winds ripped apart homes, barns and buildings. Roads were also blocked because of the debris. According to the Laurel Fire Department, trees fell on top of houses and ripped open roofs. Thousands of households lost power near the area; some schools even closed for the day. The Victims of the incident were terrified. Kim McWilliams of Laurel was surprised when she awoke to the roof of her bedroom being torn off, stating, “It was a loud whistle and then like a roar, and it was terrible.” Mondays tornado was the first to occur in Delaware since 2017.