Small Tornado Rips Through Pennsylvania Town

Tree services and residents have just about cleared the downed trees and other debris left behind by a weak tornado in western Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado with winds of 60 to 70 mph traveled for a mile and a half near Cranberry in Butler County shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Nobody was hurt, but lawn chairs and other decorations were tossed into neighbors' yards and sometimes up into trees some of which were uprooted or snapped off by the wind.

Tom Huffman says the storm downed the favorite tree in his yard, saying, "I loved how it shaded the house, kept the heat out.''

Pierre Khoury says the storm took only about 15 seconds to damage 15 of his trees.

Cranberry is about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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