National Weather Service Confirms Ocean City Tornado
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A rare sight in Ocean City was witnessed by thousands of people. Now, we’ve learned it was the first tornado in Worchester County in almost 10 years.
Adam May has more.
“Wow, look at that, it’s a tornado!” a witness said.
Indeed it was. The National Weather Service now confirms a tornado slammed into Ocean City Thursday. Numerous WJZ viewers caught the EF-0 on their cell phone cameras.
It packed winds between 60 and 70 miles an hour.
“I was stunned. I have never seem one develop in front of my eyes before,” said one person.
The tornado damaged a few buildings around 75th Street and it ripped off huge parts of the roof at the Ocean Villas.
“Winds were like… Whoa, furniture was slamming against everything,” said a witness.
The National Weather Service used amateur videos, eyewitness accounts and damage reports to make the final ruling.