Severe and damaging storms made their way across the state this afternoon and evening, flooding the NWS with numerous damage reports. While most of the western section of the state was placed in a slight risk, some parts of the east remained in a marginal risk for thunderstorms. While most of the storm damage reports that we’ve received were also relayed to the National Weather Service, here are a few that we received:
In Loretto, Cambria County, there were multiple calls for trees down, as well as a power outage that affected all of the Loretto area. Penelec states that customers will be without power until at least three Sunday afternoon.
In Scranton, 30+ mph wind gusts were prevalent, as well as pea sized hail and continuous lightning. No damage has been reported at this time,
Indiana County was pummeled by pea sized hail, 60+ mph wind gusts, torrential rainfall, and some minor damage to buildings and trees. No power outages were reported.
In the Tyrone area, reports of wind damage to buildings and one business lost their roof because of high winds that roared through the area. It is unclear on whether or not there was any other damage that was reported. Mahaffey area received penny sized hail, and no damage was reported.
In other news, thunderstorms rolled through Lancaster County Friday afternoon into the late evening and kept emergency responders busy with flooded basement reports, and other storm damage reports. At least three homes were struck by lightning and over 1,700 residents were without power, according to PPL Electric Utilities. Homes and properties that were reportedly struck by lightning in West Lampeter, Martic and Eden townships. Responders also reported downed utility wires in Martic Township, Lancaster and Ephrata. A car was pulled from a flooded roadway on North Plum street in Lancaster and part of North Ann Street was waterlogged as well. No injuries or fatalities were reported.