National Weather Service surveys severe weather damage

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On Wednesday, the National Weather Service out of Binghamton was accompanied by the Bradford County Emergency Mangement surveying damage from the severe weather the Northern Tier saw Tuesday. 

18 News accompanied the team as they visited five sites in the Bradford County area. The team took time at each site collecting photographs on the damage. Once the photographs were taken they uploaded them to an app.

This app allows them to pinpoint the location where the damage was reported and plot it on a map. By having them plotted on a map it gives them an idea on how the path of the storm matches the path of destruction. They will take this data back to the office in order to determine the path of this tornado.

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 Tornado occurred in Bradford County, near Wysox Township. This tornado had winds on the range of 100-110 mph and the path width was 200 yards. 

In the United States, there are on average 1,253 tornadoes a year. Across Pennsylvania there are on average 16, this year already Pennsylvania has surpassed this number. 

Although tornadoes in this area are rare you must always take the proper precautions to perfect yourself. If you are outdoors, go indoors to an interior room at the lowest level of your home and around from windows. 

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