2:10 PM PDT, September 2, 2021
Videos captured by bewildered residents show the massive twister bearing down on the community, which is 15 miles south of Philadelphia. Multiple homes were destroyed.
Ashley and Troy Thomas and their two young daughters sheltered in their basement as the tornado completely demolished their home.
“Our house looks the worst, but I look at all my neighbors and I’m worried about them and their families and their kids. We just have such a great neighborhood and community,” Ashley told Inside Edition, breaking down into tears.
Meteorologist Matthew Capucci tried to stop people from driving into a twister that touched down in Annapolis, Maryland.
“Tornado right now in Annapolis, Maryland! People driving into it. They have no idea what the hell they are doing. Guys, stop! Stop! This is a tornado. Stop,” he said.
Hour after hour of torrential rain caused flooding across the Northeast, killing at least 25 people, wiping out public transportation service and stranding thousands with no power or roadways.