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Tornado Confirmed in Carbon Co.

A funnel cloud touched down in Franklin Township Monday night, officials say

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    A tornado ripped the roof off this home and damaged other property in Carbon County, Pa. (Published Tuesday, May 24, 2011)

    A confirmed tornado touched down in Franklin Township, Pa. at about 7:25 p.m. Monday, according to NBC Philadelphia chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.

    The EF-0 tornado brought 75-mph winds to the Carbon County town, causing major structural damage to one home and minor damage to several others.

    The path width of the tornado was 50 yards and the path length was 0.2 miles, says Schwartz.

    The funnel cloud was first spotted north of the Blue Mountain, according to the Morning Call.

    The roof of a two-story house was lifted off, a metal shed was twisted, aluminum window awnings were mangled, a swing set was toppled and a large tree was uprooted, reports the Morning Call.

    After the storm, building parts, tree branches and leaves were left on the ground throughout the neighborhood.

    Funnel clouds were also reported last night in Lower Nazareth, Palmer and Forks Townships. No damage was reported however.


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