NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents across the Tri-State area were cleaning up after wild weather tore through the region on Monday.
On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down on Monday around 11 a.m. from northern Greenwich to northern Stamford, Conn.
The NWS had previously confirmed that an EF-0 tornado, packing winds up to 85 mph, hit parts of New Jersey.
That twister touched down at 9:17 a.m. in Berkeley Heights in Union County. Forecasters say the twister was on the ground for about 10 minutes and cut a path of about 50 yards wide and 4.8 miles long through New Providence and Summit.
“It was crazy, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s amazing what Mother Nature can do,” Berkeley Heights resident Michael Horwith told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.
Horwith said he was home when the twister ripped through his yard, but he said his training as an Eagle Scout helped him spring into action.
“I just grabbed the safe case with all the important documents, headed to the basement,” Horwith told Brown.