SPC Stats

Path length: 0.5 miles

Width:  50 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  7

Rating:  F2

County:  Kent

Per the Storm Data Publication, this was the first tornado to hit Delaware during the winter months (December through February).  The twister moved to the northeast for only 1/2 mile. Four houses were destroyed.  Per the Morning News, Wilmington, DE, Biggs service station was demolished on the northeast corner of US 13 and Delaware 12.  The station roof was picked up and carried 300 yards.  Nine other homes and two service stations were damaged.  The Felton School with 1200 students was missed by yards.  There were seven injuries and no fatalities.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates (one point since path is short):  Start: 39.02 / -75.58   

Corrected Coordinates Based on Damage Reports:

Start:  39.004790/-75.572665       End: 39.009852/-75.564643  

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Damage Photo via Delaware Public Archives

Tornado Damage in Felton, 1967 State Highway Dept. Photo Collection (RG 1540.009) Photo Number: K2978-28

Newspaper Clippings

Sources:

The Storm Prediction Center

NCDC Storm Events Database

January 1967 Storm Data Publication

newspapers.com

Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1087.

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