EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Salisbury, MD

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Source: Randy Campell

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has confirmed a
tornado near Salisbury in Wicomico County MD on August 7, 2017.

The EF1 tornado tracked quickly across the south side of Salisbury,
MD around 140 pm August 7, 2017. The tornado initially touched down
near Salisbury University along Highway 13 and Dogwood Dr damaging
several businesses. The tornado struck a strip mall along highway 13
tossing vehicles around in the parking lot and causing minor damage
nearby buildings. A concrete building in the area collapsed due two
bay doors on the building being open. Wind entered the structure
causing it to collapse. It was in this area near the University
where the tornado was most intense, at the time of initial
touchdown.

The tornado tracked northeast across East Salisbury University
crossing Bateman St and E. College Dr before damaging a home on
Rogers St. The tornado lifted off the ground before it could cross
Highway 12 (Snow Hill Rd) near the Elks Club Golf Course. The total
path length was one and a half mile with a path width of 100 to 150
yards.

Location…Salisbury in Wicomico County MD
Date…August 7, 2017
Estimated Time…140 PM EDT
Maximum EF- Scale Rating…EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…105 mph
Maximum Path Width…100 – 150 yards
Path Length…1.5 mile
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…0