US National Weather Service confirms 2 Pennsylvania tornadoes

By: AP |
Published: June 15, 2018 1:58:18 am

A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Wilkes-Barre is damaged on Thursday after a strong storm moved through the area on Wednesday night. (Source: Christopher Dolan/The Citizens’ Voice via AP)

National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that an EF2 tornado had touched down in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, late Wednesday and a second tornado touched down in nearby Bradley County.

National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, sent teams Thursday to two counties in northeast Pennsylvania to determine if tornadoes were part of a severe weather system that destroyed homes, caused severe damage to one of the region’s major commercial corridors, smashed cars and left at least six people injured late Wednesday night. The team in Bradford County had not released a preliminary report saying how strong the…

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