2018-10-11 / Local & State

Suspected Tornado Hits Nursing Home, No Serious Injuries

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a tornado is believed to have struck a nursing home in northwestern Pennsylvania, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage. No serious injuries were reported.

Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said the twister struck Rolling Fields Elder Care Community in Conneautville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Erie, at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Rolling Fields said in a statement that all residents were being evacuated, and there were no serious injuries, although “two residents have been hospitalized for unrelated concerns.’’

Griffin said there have also been reports of trees down on houses and blocking roads.

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