Posted on 3/6/2017 8:01 AM By Keith Savino
Saturday evening Feb 25th, at approximately 5:30pm, a line of storms raged through Northern Pennsylvania and swept into the Hudson Valley. After an almost uncomfortably warm series of days, this cold front came though bringing with it hail, high winds and a tornado!
A weather service team says the tornado in the Pittston Township area of Luzerne County, PA will be classified as an EF-2 with wind speeds of 120 mph. David Elmore, deputy coordinator of the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency, said about 30 homes were damaged, six seriously, in Pittston.
Most people who reside in the New York Tri-State area are always a bit shocked when they hear of a tornado touching down in their backyards. Many seem to believe that tornados are simply a problem of “The Plains” … residing in the flat Mid-West or Southern States. According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, during January, there were 138 preliminary tornado reports. This is almost four times greater than ...