New Jersey man filmed the astonishing moment a tornado hit his home and captured the devastation in the moments after the storm
A tornado swept through Mullica Hill, New Jersey, last week as Hurricane Ida swept through the northeastern United States.
Mullica Hill resident Mark Kobylinski posted a three-minute video to Facebook capturing the moment his home was hit by the tornado.
The video shows how quickly and completely a tornado can destroy a house.
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An EF-3 tornado raged over Mullica Hill, New Jersey on Wednesday as flooding and high winds – the remnants of Hurricane Ida – swept through the northeastern United States last week.
Local resident – Mark Kobylinski, from Pitman, New Jersey, filmed a three-minute Facebook video showing the before and after of a tornado that blew through his house.
In less than a minute, the storm caused thousands of dollars in damage.
“Incredible damage. Our neighborhood has been devastated but everyone is safe! he wrote in his message.
Kobylinski, who appeared to be home alone, took refuge with his dog in his basement as the tornado hit his neighborhood. When he came out of his basement – less than a minute later – the interior of his house had been turned upside down.
These photos show the force of the devastation. As Kobylinski inspects his yard, it’s easy to see the stray pieces of siding that have loosened from the force of the tornado.
You can also see that the house opposite, which was intact moments earlier, has now seen some of its exterior panels torn off.
“Holy shit,” Kobylinski says breathlessly as he witnesses the destruction.
One of the windows in Kobylinsky’s living room shattered seconds after the storm had passed.
Tornado EF-3 that struck Mullica Hill was one of seven tornadoes that swept through New Jersey. He destroyed several homes in the Mullica Hill neighborhoods and nearly destroyed one of the state’s largest dairy farms, tearing up silos and trapping hundreds of cows.
At least 25 people have died in New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Ida, many of whom perished in their cars as they were stuck in flash floods.
Mark Kobylinski did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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