Tornado clean-up continues in PA

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | May 6, 2017 8:45 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- Cleanup continues this weekend in parts of central and western Pennsylvania in the wake of severe storms earlier this week which touched off at least three tornadoes. 

The tornadoes touched down in Rebersburg in Centre County, near Twin Lakes in Elk County, and east of Custer City in McKean County.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn says they were all EF-1 storms which carry winds of between 86 and 110 miles an hour.

"We activated our Commonwealth Response Coordination Center, communicating with the counties.  We deployed our liasons from our area offices to their emergency operations centers to again, just work with the county too make sure the disaster survivors are all ok," Flinn said.

No injuries were reported.

PEMA is working with their counterparts at the county level to assess the damage.




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