"I don't think it's really what we classify as “tornadic” damage but more of what we might call a “gustnado,” Peter Jung of the National Weather Service in
Jung is ruling out a tornado, but said the storm still packed a punch.
It was powerful enough to send a tree into the
"It looks like wind speeds were pretty strong in the area, between sixty and seventy miles per hour and maybe locally up to eighty miles per hour in some locations," Jung said.
The storm stretched over a two mile area and knocked out power for a short time. Although some properties have a lot of damage,
"We were very fortunate to not have any serious injuries,” Adam Miller, Huntingdon County Director of the Emergency Management Agency, said. “Sure we had some property damage, but the families seemed to pull through very well, and the community came together very quickly to clean up the roads and put the electricity on after a short time.”
Miller said it’s also important to not overlook thunderstorm warnings in your area. He said Tuesday night’s storm damage proved that even thunderstorms can cause problems.