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Tornado Touches Down in Lehigh Co.

Early morning tornado does damage in eastern Pa.



    Tornado Touches Down in Lehigh Co.
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    A section of roof appeared to be torn off this building.

    A tornado touched down in New Tripoli, Pa. Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

    The EF-0 twister featured winds up to 80 mph, said NBCPhiladelphia meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz.

    It caused damage along a three-mile path as several houses were damaged by fallen trees and two barns were damaged.

    Chopper 10 got video of the roof torn off a barn at the Lynnacres Dairy Farm on Kistler Valley Road. The tornado twisted part of the barn's metal roof off -- pieces landed more than a quarter mile away, witnesses said.

    "If they don't call this a tornado, I don't what the hell this is," Pat McNally, whose home was spared major damage, told the Morning Call.

    A Weather Service survey team was on its way to the scene of the twister to examine any damage, according to the Morning Call.

    No injuries were reported, but dozens of trees were uprooted or sheared off, and most homes lost power as toppling trees took power lines with them.

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