Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tornado Confirmed in Washington County

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tornado Confirmed in Washington County

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The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Washington County Friday, part of a storm that caused record rainfall and flooding in parts of Western Pennsylvania.

The NWS said that the tornado touched down in Lone Pine just after 3:20 p.m. Friday and rated it an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale that is used to classify tornados between EF0 and EF5.

The tornado traveled about 2.4 miles, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 90 miles per hour and an estimated maximum path width of 250 yards.

It tore the roof off of a porch attached to a home and lifted a roof off of a detached garage, in addition to damaging and snapping many trees. No one was injured.

Several other areas are cleaning up from flooding, with the Red Cross offering assistance to residents of Redstone and Menallen in Fayette County, Ligonier in Westmoreland County and several locations in central Indiana County. Fayette County declared a state of emergency, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. …

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