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.

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“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.

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“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.

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