Tornado wreaks havoc in portions of Pennsylvania

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The National Weather Service out of Binghamton, New York confirms an E-F1 Tornado touched down in Ulster Township through Rome Township in Bradford County on Tuesday.

Although no injuries have been confirmed, the twister spanned 200 yards wide with speeds upwards of 100 to 110 miles per hour.

How long the tornado lasted is unknown.

One Rome Township resident found two of her sheds flipped over and destroyed. She said the storm happened so fast, she barely had time to notify her husband. 

“Above that tree line you could just see all kinds of debris,” Deborah Kepner, said. “I was rushing in to tell the husband to come to look and about the time I got into the house, it was just like 40 feet maybe, it was here.”

Other residents, who weren’t hit too hard, cleared the way to check on their neighbors. 

“We had to cut one tree out of the road over there, so we could get up the road, and then we came up here to make sure Phillip was OK,” Mike Kinney an Ulster Township resident, said. 

Some homeowners whose property was caught in the middle of the storm are finding help through the American Red Cross. 

The National Weather services wanted to remind residents how to prepare for storms like these. 

“You want to think low, center, head,” Butts said. “Get as low as you can, put as many walls between you and the outside as possible, usually that’s the center of the building, and protect your head.

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