Possible Tornado Strikes In Milford Area
(Update Friday morning)
The clean-up is underway after powerful storms and a possible tornado swept through portions of Delmarva late Thursday afternoon.
Damaged structures, toppled trees and downed power lines were the result, but as of yet no injuries have been reported.
One hard-hit area was Milford and Slaughter Beach. Milford officials said the city will collect storm debris through Monday, July 12th. Scattered power outages affected a sanitary sewer pump station in Milford, but ‘without consequence.’ Power went out again early Friday morning, but has since been fully restored in Milford.
The south side of Harrington, Farmington, the Greenwood area, and Taylors Island Maryland also had trees down or structural damage. According to the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company, units responded to an electrical hazard at Tower Hill Road and South DuPont Highway. Some downed trees became entangled with power lines.
The National Weather Service continues to review data, photos and other evidence as it goes about officially determining if there was a tornado.
Delaware Electric Cooperative said it responded to about 4,500 member outages Thursday night.
(official statement from the City of Milford)
Following yesterday’s heavy thunderstorm storm and tornado touchdown, the City of Milford will collect
storm debris through Monday, July 12. For pickup, all storm debris must be on the curb inside and/or outside
of the brown yard waste can.
During the storm, the City of Milford lost electric service in several communities due to weather conditions.
This effected primarily residential service, but also scattered instances of traffic signals and in one case, a
sanitary sewer pump station, but without consequence. Power was restored by late evening, but lost again in
the early hours of July 2. As of 7:00 AM this morning, it is now fully restored.
Questions and/or to schedule a storm debris pickup, residents can call the City of Milford’s Customer Service
Department at 302.422.6616.
The Milford area may have been struck by a tornado Thursday afternoon, during a wave of strong storms that battered portions of several states.
Some structures were damaged, and utility crews responded to numerous power outages. No injuries have been reported. Trees also were knocked down
“We are currently analyzing storm reports from the latest round of thunderstorms this afternoon, specifically near Milford, DE. Please continue to send us your reports so we can continue to investigate,” the National Weather Service Tweeted Thursday evening.
To submit a report to the NWS, please CLICK HERE
The area was under a tornado warning at the time of the storm.
The south side of Harrington, the Greenwood area, and Taylors Island Maryland also had trees down or structural damage.
According to the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company, units responded to an electrical hazard at Tower Hill road and South DuPont Highway. Some downed trees became entangled with power lines.