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Tornado touched down Thursday in Perry County - abc27 WHTM

Tornado touched down Thursday in Perry County

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Flooding on Seagertown Road near New Germantown after Thursday's storm (Gov Seager) Flooding on Seagertown Road near New Germantown after Thursday's storm (Gov Seager)
Flooding on Seagertown Road near New Germantown after Thursday's storm (Gov Seager) Flooding on Seagertown Road near New Germantown after Thursday's storm (Gov Seager)
Clouds near Loysville during Thursday's storm (Nicole Marshall Beaston) Clouds near Loysville during Thursday's storm (Nicole Marshall Beaston)
Horse Valley Road in the Tuscarora State Forest after Thursday's storm (Steve Shaffer) Horse Valley Road in the Tuscarora State Forest after Thursday's storm (Steve Shaffer)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The National Weather Service in State College has confirmed that a tornado touched down in southwestern Perry County during a strong thunderstorm Thursday afternoon.

The Weather Service said Friday that the tornado first landed near Goodland Road in the Tuscarora State Forest at around 2:20 p.m.

The tornado then traveled along Route 274 with intermittent touchdowns before finally lifting off near Eby Cemetery, about two miles southwest of New Germantown, after about four minutes.

The twister had a maximum rating of EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, with wind speeds reaching 80 to 90 miles per hour, and left a path 50 yards wide and two miles long.

Weather officials said a home was damaged when a tree fell on the roof, a barn had damage to its roof, and as many as 50 trees were damaged or knocked down.

There were no injuries or deaths.

 

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