National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Wilkes-Barre

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Wilkes-Barre

Soon after, Wilkes-Barre Township police said on Twitter that there had been "report of multiple collapsed buildings area of Mundy Street", urging drivers to avoid the area. Power lines were knocked down, and debris was scattered throughout the area.

A shopping center appeared to have sustained the greatest damage, according to local newspaper, the Times Leader.

In the city of Wilkes-Barre, damage was reported in the area of the Wyoming Valley Mall while the area was under a tornado warning.

"I was washing dishes in the back, my manager had us secure the doors", Isles said.

National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes had touched down in northeast Pennsylvania late Wednesday night, causing severe damage in one of the region's major commercial corridors.

There were six people injured, NWS said.

Similar photos surfaced Thursday morning from Granville, Franklin and Leroy townships about 90 miles further north of Wilkes-Barre showing collapsed structures and shattered windows.

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Scarboro said some of the rescues included at least one person in a wheelchair who needed help because of debris and older couples who were trapped in storm cellars by debris.

"If you look right across the road from here, you see parts of roof", Smith, the police chief, said as he surveyed the scene.

A tornado caused about $3,000 worth of damage on June 14, 1966 in Wayne County, Mich.

In a press release sent out by the mall, it said there were no significant structural damages to the mall and its thoughts go out to the businesses, employees and shoppers effected by the damage at the Arena Hub Plaza.

This auto was overturned at Ken Pollock Nissan on Mundy Street.

PPL Electric Utilities provides power for the area.

"We will be there all day", Goldsworthy said.

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