Striking in the dark of night, the Wilkes-Barre tornado was a freak

The National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., confirmed Thursday afternoon that a “strong” EF2 tornado struck Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., around 10 p.m. Wednesday. The twister sheared off structures from near their foundations, carried a store sign for miles and injured six as it carved out a path three-quarters of a mile long. The tornado was…

Three Townships Impacted By Tornado in Bradford County

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Bradford County was also hit hard by Wednesday evening’s storms. The National Weather Service confirming a tornado touched down there. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has a closer look at the damage the storm left behind, The damage is staggering… On Southside Road in Franklin Township, strong winds blew this…

National Weather Service confirms Prairie Co. landspout as EF-0 tornado

PRAIRIE COUNTY (KATV) — The National Weather Service has officially confirmed a landspout that touched down in Prairie County as a EF-0 tornado. The landspout initially developed approximately two miles west-southwest of Little Dixie, moving southwest at speeds of 4 miles per hour. According to the NWS, the landspout was active for about 14 minutes,…

Nebraska, Iowa clean up from storms; Cass County was site of at least three weak tornadoes

Property owners in some parts of the region will be eyeing repairs and cleanup after powerful winds and hail swept through Monday evening. Some of the most extensive damage was reported in Fremont County, Iowa. Douglas, Sarpy and Cass Counties were not reporting severe damage. Mike Crecelius, emergency management coordinator for Iowa’s Fremont County, said…

Rural tornado was a big one for Wyoming

Laramie, Wyo. • A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming. The National Weather Service estimates the twister’s winds reached 150 mph and its path was 600 yards wide. The tornado Wednesday evening kept to sparsely populated areas north of Laramie, and nobody was hurt. Only a…

Confirmed tornadoes damaged Champaign homes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Confirmed tornadoes damaged homes in the Champaign area on Sunday. The National Weather Service confirmed two weak tornadoes touched down after 2 p.m. that afternoon. They damaged roofs and siding on several homes in the area. Homes lost power when the storm went through, but the latest Ameren Illinois outage map…