Powerful storms moved through the region Saturday bringing strong winds, lightning and even some hail to parts of the region.
From Storm Clouds to Rainbows
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were in effect for most of the region Saturday evening as the storms passed through. Conditions cleared later Saturday night.
The storms caused several small airplanes to flip upside down at the Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown. A departure terminal at the airport was also shut down due to a leak in the roof. Strong winds also caused flying debris from the roof to shatter a window. Fortunately no one was injured.
After the storms passed, crews worked to clean up the water damage in the main departure terminal.
"It was a really fast-moving, quick storm," Jan Marchak of Nazareth, Pennsylvania said. "I can't believe it did so much so quickly."
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Among the damaged aircrafts were a Cesna 152 that overturned, a Cherokee 140 that lost its nose gear and another small plane that was struck by a downed tree. Fran Zuccarelli's flight was delayed due to all the damage.
"It was crazy because when we were in the Poconos driving down, there were parts where it was sunny," Zuccarelli said. "Parts where it was heavy rain but there was no wind."
Crews are hoping to reopen the terminal by Sunday.
The storms also caused some flooding in parts of Berks County and there were reports of trees down throughout the region. The storms also caused flight delays at Philadelphia International Airport.
After the storms moved out, rainbows were seen across the area.