6 people injured after strong storms sweep through Pennsylvania

6 people injured after strong storms sweep through Pennsylvania

Officials say more information including an estimated intensity of the tornado and distance of its path would be released later Thursday.

The National Weather Service will be conducting a survey between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.to determine if a tornado did touch down. Hittle said there were reports of six storm-related injuries that were not life threatening and did not require anyone to be admitted to the hospital.

Debris and damaged vehicles sit in front of a auto dealership on Thursday in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes-Barre Township in Pennsylvania is being described as a "war zone" after major and damaging storms ripped through the area on Wednesday night.

Further north in Bradford County emergency responders reported damage to homes and businesses in Granville and Franklin Townships. Tornadoes are categorized from EF0, which are weaker with wind speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour, to EF5, which are considered violent with wind speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.

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Storm damage in Wilkes-Barre.

"The doors were busting open".

Stan Davis, with the Keystone Incident Management Team, said crews were working Thursday to assess the extent of the damage at the scene.

The "considerable storm damage" was centered in the northeast part of the state on Wednesday in Luzerne and Bradford Counties, according to the NWS Binghamton office. Township police wrote on their Facebook page that there were reports of "multiple collapsed buildings". Wednesday, and touched down near Mundy Street and Highland Park Boulevard near the Wyoming Valley Mall.

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.

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