Investigators in Bradford County in northeast Pennsylvania say that a tornado caused the damage in Franklin Township. Officials say more information including an estimated intensity of the tornado and distance of its path would be released later Thursday.
Another team of investigators confirms an EF2 tornado with a high wind speed of 130 miles per hour touched down in Wilkes-Barre about 10 p.m. Wednesday causing severe damage to one of the region’s main commercial corridors.
There were only six minor injuries reported from the severe weather Wednesday.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey took to Twitter and urged people in the path of the storm to stay safe and “please heed the warnings and follow the directions of local officials.”