Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
500 PM EDT WED JUN 24 2015

...MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY NEW JERSEY...

LOCATION...EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY NEW
JERSEY
DATE...JUNE 23 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...555 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
  CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
  STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
MACROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR EAST GREENWICH
TOWNSHIP IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY NEW JERSEY ON JUNE 23 2015.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM ACCOMPANIED THE GLOUCESTER
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AS THEY ASSESSED DAMAGE IN
EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP. POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED IN SEVERAL
LOCATIONS WITH MANY TOPPLED TREES AND DEBRIS ACROSS THE REGION.
MANY ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE THROUGHOUT THE TOWNSHIP AS A RESULT OF
DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG EAST COHAWKIN
ROAD NEAR PINE MILL ROAD AND ALONG KINGS HIGHWAY, JUST NORTH OF
EAST COHAWKIN ROAD. POWER POLES WERE TOPPLED ONTO THESE ROADWAYS
MAKING THEM IMPASSABLE.

DAMAGE TO PRIVATE RESIDENCES INCLUDED MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE AND A
BLOWN OVER SHED IN THE CLARKSBORO SECTION.

THIS SURVEYED AREA WAS CONSIDERED TO BE THE HARDEST HIT PART OF
THE COUNTY. HOWEVER, THE STORM CONTINUED TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
DAMAGE AS IT MOVED FURTHER EAST, IMPACTING AREAS INCLUDING MANTUA,
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AND SICKLERVILLE.

ONCE AGAIN, THIS DATA IS CONSIDERED TO BE PRELIMINARY. WE
CONTINUE TO REVIEW ALL THE DATA COLLECTED AND MAY UPDATE THIS
STATEMENT AT A LATER DATE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHI.

FOR REFERENCE...
A MACROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW
AREA OF AT LEAST 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING BETWEEN
5 AND 20 MINUTES. INTENSE MACROBURSTS MAY CAUSE TORNADO-FORCE
DAMAGE OF UP TO EF3 INTENSITY. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY
ANY WIND THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO
DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

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