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UPDATE: EF2 Tornado Destroys Homes, Trees

Updated: Apr 16, 2019 7:23 PM
By Madeleine Overturf


SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- A tornado barreled through Sussex County early Monday morning, leaving many to literally pick up the pieces of their homes. 
 
According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was an EF2 with maximum wind speeds of 120 miles per hour. The tornado wreaked havoc across Laurel, Seaford, and western parts of Georgetown. Shawn Sullivan's trailer on Asbury Road was flipped over during the storm.
 
"A couple of days it'll settle in," Sullivan tells WRDE. "When I come out a couple times and realize everything in there that I have is upside down and half of it probably destroyed."
 
On nearby Baker Mill Road in Seaford, 88-year-old Bettie Nelson says she's never seen a storm of this magnitude in her lifetime.
 
"It's just terrible," she says, sitting in her patio strewn with broken glass. "I thought any minute the whole house was just going to blow away. I was very frightened."
 
 
The Red Cross is setting up shelter for anyone displaced, whereas the Salvation Army is providing meal services to first responders as well as tornado victims. 



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