Day: July 31, 2021

Tornado Update: Windsor – Robbinsville Township, NJ Tornado EF-1

July 31, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued their report on the Windsor – Robbinsville Township Tornado. It is rated as an EF-1 The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) with a wind speed estimate of 105 mph. It was 100 yards wide and traveled 1.6 miles The tornado started at 6:56 p.m. on July 29, 2021 and ended at 7:05 p.m. The tornado began near the Assunpink Creek near Route 130 and uprooted trees and a day care center lost part of its roofing material.

Severe Flooding From Thunderstorms And Possible Tornados Hit Area

Possible Tornado On Long Beach Island Several Houses Damaged Possible Capsized Boats In The Bay

Continuing Coverage: NWS Investigating Damage From Yesterday’s Storms

Confirmed EF1 Tornado in Windsor section of Robbinsville Township, NJ UPDATE: National Weather Service Confirms EF1 Tornado Hits Windsor Section Of Robbinsville, NJ

From the National Weather Service:

...NWS Damage Surveys for 07/29/2021 Tornado Event
.Windsor-Robbinsville Township Tornado...
 Rating:                 EF-1
 Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
 Path Length /statute/:  1.6 miles
 Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
 Fatalities:             0
 Injuries:               0
 Start Date:             July 29, 2021
 Start Time:             6:56 PM EDT
 Start Location:         Robbinsville Twp / Mercer / NJ
 Start Lat/Lon:          40.237/-74.585
 End Date:               July 29, 2021
 End Time:               7:05 PM EDT
 End Location:           Robbinsville Twp / Mercer / NJ
 End Lat/Lon:            40.239/-74.554
 The Windsor-Robbinsville Township tornado began on Route 130 just 
 south of the town of Windsor near the Assunpink Creek. A few 
 hardwood trees were uprooted along the highway near the Chestnut 
 Montessori. The building lost a portion of its roofing material and 
 several other hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped just behind 
 the property into a small wooded area. The tornado then continued in 
 a somewhat transient and weak manner through a series of fields and 
 tree lines. A few large tree branches were snapped off near a farm 
 home on Windsor Road and a hardwood tree in a tree line was uprooted 
 across the street. The sporadic tree damage continued along 
 Perrineville Road where a large section of a tree was snapped off at 
 another residence. The tornado then produced an area of intense 
 convergent tree damage near the intersection of Perrineville Road 
 and Voelbel Road where numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The 
 tornado ended just downstream from this intersection at a residence 
 on Perrineville Road where a final tree was uprooted.
 The National Weather Service would like to thank the Mercer County 
 Office of Emergency Management for their assistance in providing 
 information for this survey.

Trenton Shooting Under Investigation; Victim With Multiple Gunshots Transported By Private Car To Trauma Center

July 31, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Police say that early this morning at approximately 2:46 a.m., Trenton Communications received multiple ShotSpotter activations for shots fired in the area of 900 Southard Street. Following the activation, police responded to the area and located a silver Chevrolet Impala driving at a high rate of speed from the location. Patrol Units followed the vehicle to Capital Health Regional Medical Center (CHRMC). Upon arrival they located a victim suffering from multiple gunshots. The victim was immediately transported inside and into the trauma bay. The Shooting Response Team was notified and responded. The shooting is under investigation by the Trenton Police Department.

Car Fire On I-195 In Hamilton Backs Up Traffic

July 31, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Sometime around 3:15 p.m. a car caught fire traveling East Bound on I-195 around the 1.2 mile marker. The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded and firefighters reported smoke shortly after leaving their stations on the way to the call. Upon arrival a car was found heavily involved in fire and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. Traffic was backed up on I-195 for at least a mile causing some traffic to overflow on other streets. No other information is available at this time.

2nd Alarm In Princeton

July 31, 2021

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)– Early this morning at 4:10 a.m., a resident on Armour Road called the Princeton Police Department dispatch center to report their garage was on fire. The Princeton Fire and Police Departments along with the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad were dispatched to the address.

When Police arrived, they updated the Fire Department that the garage was fully involved in fire and the fire was spreading to the house. Princeton Fire Department Ladder 60 requested the full First Alarm Assignment. Princeton Ladder 60 arrived at 4:18 a.m.

Fire suppression efforts were led by Princeton Assistant Chief Dan Tomalin. Mutual Aid was received from Plainsboro Fire and EMS, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Lawrenceville, Princeton Junction, Montgomery #2, Rocky Hill, East Windsor #1 and West Windsor Emergency Services. Montgomery #1 and Pennington covered the Princeton Fire Department. The fire reached 2 alarms before being brought under control.

The investigation, led by Princeton Fire Marshal Joseph Novak revealed the resident woke up and saw fire in their garage area. They contacted Princeton Police Department dispatch center. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation at this time. There were no injuries reported. The house is uninhabitable at this time. The residents are staying with friends.

Freehold Man Identified Drowned In Millstone Township Pool

July 31, 2021

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry told that Troopers responded to 59 Conover Road in Millstone at 6:43 p.m. on July 30, for the reports of an unresponsive male that was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool. 

Preliminary information indicates that Guilebaldo Ramos, 30, of Freehold, NJ was swimming with several co-workers on their employer’s property when Ramos was observed at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.  He was removed by his co-workers who then attempted life-saving measures.  Millstone Township Fire-EMS and paramedics arrived on scene and Ramos was subsequently pronounced deceased.  This incident remains under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.

Overturned Vehicle, NJ Turnpike Near Richard Stockton Service Area

July 31, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A vehicle traveling south bound around the 58.9 mile marker, inner roadway, lost control and overturned landing on its roof around 5:58 a.m. The Robbinsville Township Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene, luckily there were no injuries found when firefighters arrived. The NJ Turnpike Authority maintenance crews provided traffic control during the accident clean up. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash.