Local Tornado Aftermath

By TORRI SINGER | torrisinger@wetmtv.com

Published 07/09 2014 05:44PM

Updated 07/09 2014 08:22PM

Northern Tier (18-NEWS) -- A National Weather Service storm survey team spent the day surveying damage and confirmed last night's tornado in the New Albany area of Bradford County, extending its survey to Sullivan County.

Sullivan County hadn't seen a tornado in over two decades. The severity of last night's storm came as a surprise. Dushore Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Hope says damage was extensive.

"There were several houses, one mobile home that was completed destroyed,  a house that was destroyed over on the next road... the fact that no one was injured was quite surprising."

The tornado caused damage of an EF1 magnitude and had estimated wind speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Dave Nicosia, NWS Warning Coordinator Meteorologist advised people to stay alert and follow simple tips in the event of a tornado.

"Always heed the warnings, and always have access to weather information, know where to go during a tornado, go in an interior room on the lowest level of your house."

While the tornado did cause extensive property damage and continued widespread power outages, the silver lining for officials and residents is the fact that there were no injuries or fatalities.

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