DENNIS (CBS) – The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down overnight in Dennis, leaving behind damage.
Storms ripped through the town early Thursday morning, bringing down trees in the area.
— Nick Giovanni (@NickGNews) September 2, 2021
The NWS headed to East Bay View Road, where trees were split. A window was broken at one home and furniture was strewn in several yards.
“We were sitting right inside where the big window is and we just jumped on the floor because we thought the window was going to come in. Then the house was shaking,” said Peter O’Sullivan, took shelter in his basement as the storm intensified. “It’s a very small house. We’re thinking the house was going to be gone. It was unbelievable.”
After surveying the damage, crews determined there was a small tornado.
BREAKING: EF-0 Tornado confirmed by NWS Storm Survey in Dennis, MA on Cape Cod.
Max winds near 75 mph. Damage was concentrated near intersection of E Bay View Rd & Wampanoag Trail. More details will follow this evening once complete survey is finished. #mawx
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) September 2, 2021
Department of Public Works crews were busy throughout the morning cleaning up downed limbs in other areas, including Main Street.