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Houses damaged by tornado in Mercer County

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 1:42 p.m.
 

A tornado touched down on Tuesday afternoon in Mercer County as severe thunderstorms rolled through parts of Western Pennsylvania.

There were no reports of injuries when the tornado touched down at 2:49 p.m. near the community of Hoagland in East Lackawannock, according to a statement released by the National Weather Service. The tornado had an estimated speed of 90 miles per hour, a maximum width of 100 yards and traveled about 2.5 miles, the statement says.

Emergency dispatchers said several homes were damaged on Henderson Road and Route 62 in Jackson near the community of Jackson Center. The National Weather Service determined this was the result of a microburst and straight line winds that reached a speed of 83 miles per hour.

The weather service reported trees and utility lines down in Fawn in Allegheny County and parts of Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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