EF-1 tornado confirmed in Sullivan County

The Sullivan Terrace was one of the hardest hit by the EF-1 tornado that touched down in Sullivan County Monday morning.

DUSHORE — The National Weather Service in State College confirmed on Tuesday evening that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Sullivan County early Monday morning.

The preliminary report released by the NWS stated that the tornado touched down at 1:05 a.m. Monday morning and dissipated at 1:15 a.m. The tornado was 350 yards wide at its largest, had winds as high as 110 miles-per-hour and traveled approximately 10 miles, according to the report.

The twister touched down near World’s End State Park on state Route 154 and continued northeast into Dushore, the NWS said. Damages caused by the high winds were consistent with wind speeds greater than 100 miles-per-hour, evidenced by numerous large trees being uprooted and a barn at Rickety Bridge Farms on Happys Road being completely destroyed.

The report went on to say that the tornado did considerable damage to seven or eight homes in Dushore Borough, lifted a portion of a copper roof from a church steeple, and uprooted numerous trees in the borough.

The tornado lifted east of Route 220 after it passed through Dushore according to the report.

No injuries or fatalities were reported in the extreme weather event.

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