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Delaware Tornado Response


Tropical Storm Isaias -- Tornado Response

The National Weather Service has confirmed a record-breaking 29.2-mile-long EF1 tornado that started in Dover and ended in Middletown on Tuesday morning during Tropical Storm Isaias. The NWS said the distance covered by Tuesday tornado was more than double the previous record for a 1988 tornado in Delaware of 13 miles.

Officials said the EF1 tornado had a maximum estimated wind speed of 105 mph and a maximum path width of 200 yards. No injuries or deaths were attributed to the tornado itself, but significant property damage was sustained by businesses and homeowners. 

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