Pa. Town Cleans Up After Tornado

Erie Tornado
Jessica Metzler

Pennsylvania residents are cleaning up in the aftermath of a confirmed tornado that touched down earlier this week.

The National Weather Service says the tornado that touched down in Union City -- about 20 miles southeast of Erie -- on Tuesday had winds of more than 100 mph. It took down trees and power lines and scattered trash cans, but no injuries or structural damage were reported.

The Erie Times-News reports officials have visited Union City and other areas as they survey the damage.

The tornado ripped the communications tower off the top of the Union City municipal building and flung it into a nearby parking lot. One building had part of its brick facade pulled off, while another had its front windows blown out.

Residents told the paper that despite having to pick up the mess left by the storm they considered themselves to be fortunate that the storm wasn’t worse like the recent Oklahoma twister.

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