A team of meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, along with personnel from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Sussex County Emergency Operations conducted a site assessment in the Greenwood area the morning of June 20, where it was confirmed at tornado touched down the evening of June 19.
DEMA spokesman Gary Laing said there were no reports of injury, however, some damage was reported.
A storage building at the Delaware Electric Cooperative site on U.S. Route 13 in Greenwood sustained some damage and four structures on the northwest side of the intersection of Sugar Hill and St. Johnstown roads also were damaged. Most of the damage affected farm buildings; however one nearby home had damage to its porch.
National Weather Service officials say visual evidence, along with radar data received during the storm, helped to confirm their finding of a tornado. The visual examination was enhanced by a DEMA aerial drone, which provided an overhead view of wooded areas that would have been difficult to examine from ground level.
NWS officials report other nearby damage was the result of straight-line winds, some in excess of 90 mph. The National Weather Service will issue more specifics related to the storm at a later time, Laing said.