Tornado in Flemington at 3:35 AM.
|Date||June 24, 2023|
|Touchdown location||3:21 AM EST|
150 mph (241 km/h)
|Injuries||206 (+647 injuries)|
|Fatalities||8 (+ 11 indirect)|
|Damage||$85 million (2023 USD)|
|Areas affected||Flemington, New Jersey|
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2023 Tornado Season
The tornado killed 8 people and injured 206 over the course of its 7.25 mile path, and remained on the ground for 21 minutes. A total of $85 million in damage occurred in and around Flemington, making the tornado the costliest on record in the state of New Jersey. Damage surveyors rated the tornado as a mid-range EF3, with estimated wind speeds of 150 miles per hour. Although a tornado warning was issued for Flemington at 3:06 AM EDT, 15 minutes prior to the tornado's touchdown, the tornado was preceded by a power surge which left much of Flemington without power, and civil defense sirens in the area remained silent. As such, local residents were asleep at the time the tornado struck.
Despite the tornado's strength, the greatest devastation occurred from fires ignited in damaged buildings as well as contamination of the city's water supply. Following the tornado, fires damaged or destroyed another 600 buildings, causing 9 additional fatalities, while two elderly women died of infection after drinking tap water contaminated with sewage. Nearly half of Flemington's population was displaced by the tornado and its aftermath, and indirect damage was estimated to be over six times the damage from the tornado itself.
Casualties and impact
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