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Tornado confirmed in Chester County

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 2, 2015 4:27 AM
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(Honey Brook) -- The National Weather Service says a tornado with maximum winds of 95 mph hit a rural southeastern Pennsylvania community during severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. 

Forecasters confirmed the category EF-1 twister Wednesday after surveying damage in Honey Brook, Chester County -- about 40 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. 

Preliminary information shows the tornado formed around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and moved along a 1.5-mile path at a maximum width of 100 yards. 

Honey Brook Fire Chief Robert Klinger Jr. says the storm caused some damage but that no injuries were reported. 

The weather service is also surveying damage in Lehigh County, where strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, nickel-sized hail fell and funnel clouds sightings were reported.

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