New Tripoli area struck by tornado
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS This felled tree blocks the entrance to a local winery along Madison Street in New Tripoli.
NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) - The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that it was a tornado that caused damage in eastern Pennsylvania early Wednesday.
Forecasters say the EF-0 tornado had maximum winds of 80 mph when it touched down in New Tripoli in Lehigh County at 4 a.m. Wednesday and caused damage along a three-mile path. Several houses were damaged by fallen trees and the metal roofs of two barns were also blown off.
No injuries were reported, but dozens of trees were uprooted or sheared off, and most homes lost power as toppling trees took power lines with them.