TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River Police Department thinks the damage caused in yesterday’s passing storm front was indeed a tornado, but no official determination by the National Weather Service has been announced as of today.
“On April 21, 2020 Toms River experienced a powerful storm with rain, damaging wind and hail. At approximately 3:30PM it appears a tornado touched down in the area of Bay Avenue between Hooper Avenue and Vaughn Avenue. Over 100 calls were received regarding fallen trees on houses and cars, wires down, traffic signals out and destroyed property,” the department said. “At this time, the Toms River Police Department is asking everyone to please stay clear of this area due to unsafe conditions. Please do not approach downed wires.”