Tornado warning for Butler, Mercer counties has expired |

Tornado warning for Butler, Mercer counties has expired

Michael DiVittorio

The National Weather Service has let tornado warnings for northeastern Butler County and southeastern Mercer County expire.

The warning was issued through 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities said the tornadic thunderstorm could impact West Sunbury, Hooker, Eau Claire, Harrisville and Cherry Valley among other rural areas of those counties.

Folks in or near Eau Claire should take safety precautions. NWS officials said a possible tornado may hit the area soon.

Safety tips can be found on the NWS Pittsburgh’s Twitter page. Tips include crouch under an indoor stairwell or in an interior windowless hallway.

People can report severe weather by calling the NWS Pittsburgh branch at 412-262-1988.

Authorities are asking people in Mercer, Butler, Venango and Clarion counties to let them know of any down trees from the storm.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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