Weath­er­ing the storm: Dam­age as tor­nado strikes Penn­syl­va­nia

The Scotsman - - World News -

A tor­nado caused ex­ten­sive dam­age across north-east Penn­syl­va­nia yes­ter­day, with at least six peo­ple left in­jured.

The ex­treme weather con­di­tions saw a truck over­turned in a busy thor­ough­fare in the city of Wilkes-barre, with houses, shops, and cars left de­stroyed across the state and power lines felled down by the storm’s ferocity. The roof of one shop­ping cen­tre, mean­while, was torn off by the winds.

Joy Frie, a bar­tender from Wilkes-barre, told the Cit­i­zens’ Voice news­pa­per that she and her fel­low staff and cus­tomers were forced to hud­dle in the bar as the tor­nado bore down on them. The 18-yearold said: “The doors were bust­ing open. Al­most ev­ery­one’s cars in the park­ing lot were de­stroyed.”

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