2011-05-05 / Local & State

Tornadoes Struck Pa. On Thursday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The strong winds and rain that lashed Pennsylvania on Thursday spawned three tornadoes in the state's midsection, the National Weather Service said, and the heavy rains left river levels still rising a day later.

Bruce Budd, an NWS meteorologist, told The Patriot News of Harrisburg that a tornado touched down in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, during the storms that swept across the state Thursday. Two other tornadoes had been confirmed in Palmyra and at the Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County. All three tornadoes were categorized as EF1, which are twisters with winds from 86 mph to 110 mph.

In central Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River was a foot above flood stage by 7 a.m. Friday, and much of the region was under flood warning, the Patriot-News reported.

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