20+ tornadoes that hit near Philly

Eric Church next to a century-old oak uprooted by a confirmed tornado near Manahawkin in Stafford Township, Ocean County, on Aug. 13, 2013. Winds were 75 to 85 m.p.h. as the twister traveled about two miles, (Amy Rosenberg / Staff)

A system of thunderstorms that swept eastward across the region brought not only heavy rains and flooding but a confirmed tornado near Long Beach Island. Tornadoes are unusual for the area, but as this review of more than 20 twisters proves, they have on occasion caused death and serious damage.

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