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Natl. Weather Service to survey area storm damage - abc27 WHTM

Natl. Weather Service to survey area storm damage

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ELIZABETHVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

It was quite the scene along Route 209 in Washington Township Friday night: Phone lines were blown over for about a quarter-mile. A small barn collapsed, and a roof was even ripped off a house.

Firefighters were on the roof, laying down a plastic cover after winds did a number on the home. Witnesses told abc27 that around 6:30 p.m. it sounded like a freight train rolled through.

Several homes were damaged. Porches were lifted from their foundations, and poles were knocked over. Route 209 was shut down for several hours.

Around 9 p.m. power was back for the several homes that lost it, and the road opened up.

abc27 spoke with the 84 year old homeowner who lost a section of his roof. The man said he discovered the damage after coming home from dinner. He's in good spirits, but tearfully told us he's thankful the damage much wasn't worse.

"The lord takes good care of us," Paul Markel said.

He will be staying at a family member's home for the time being.

However, no other significant damage has been reported in the area, and officials say no one was injured.

Residents say they have some cleaning up to do.

The National Weather Service will take a closer look at the damage to determine the categorization of the storm.

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