Tornado Damages Nursing Home in Crawford County
The National Weather Service, PennDOT, First Energy Corporation
The National Weather Service confirmed late yesterday afternoon a tornado touched down in Crawford County. The funnel was spied by a weather service trained spotter which reported the tornado touched down approximately five miles east of Conneautville at 2:45PM and then traveled in a westerly direction. The storm reached 50 yards wide and was rated an EF-2 with a top wind speed in the vicinity of 115 miles per hour in its vortex. At around 3:00PM the storm entered the grounds of Rolling Fields Eldercare Community and caused damage to buildings and vehicles. All the facility’s residents have been evacuated and no injuries are being attributed to the storm. PennDOT is not reporting any road closures and local power companies are not reporting any outages related to the storm. Experts from the NWS are in the area this morning attempting to track how far and fast the storm traveled and investigating further reports of funnels near Cambridge Springs, Blooming Valley, and Guys Mills.
Corry State Police Seek Witnesses in Three Crimes
The Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Corry is searching for information on three incidents which happened around mid September this year. Between the dates of Monday September 10th and Friday September 15th five chainsaws and miscellaneous parts were stolen from a property on Route 957 in Columbus Township, Warren County. Approximately $15,000 worth of hand tools were stolen from a 51 year old Titusville man who lives on Springcreek Road between Monday September 10th and Saturday September 16th. And finally more than $2,800 of damage was done to buildings belonging to C B Hardwood Lumber Company on Fink Road near Centerville on the night of Thursday the 14th. Anyone who may have information that can help should call the Corry State Police at (814)663-2043.