Storms lead to critical injuries, power outages


ELYSBURG – An 8-year-old child was badly hurt during the Valley’s strong thunderstorms Tuesday. Caitlyn Keeney of Northampton County is in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center. She and her family where hurt when a tree damaged their campsite at Knoebels Groves Resort.


Several members of her family were injured during the storm. According to a nursing supervisor at Geisinger, 41-year-old Scott Keeney is in serious condition, 8-year-old Ryan was treated and released and 4-year-old Grace is in fair condition.


During the height of the outages, more than 10,000 Valley PPL customers were without electricity, including much of the City of Sunbury. Police directed traffic at busy Front and Market Streets. The utility says all Valley PPL power is restored. Lycoming County still has over more than 300 outages.

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