NWS confirms Montrose tornado
BY STACI WILSON
National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado with estimated maximum 90-mile per hour wind speeds touched down Thursday at about4:45 p.m.in the Montrose area.
A trained spotter for the National Weather Service reported one-inch hail fell in the Montrose area just before5 p.m.
National Weather Service was on the ground in Susquehanna County Friday morning surveying damage inBridgewaterand Harford townships.
Heavy winds brought down large trees inBridgewater, Dimock andNew Milfordwith reported roofs taken off buildings in some area.
A roof was taken off an outbuilding and blown into the road at the Jason and Amanda Rozell property onJohnson Pond Rd., in Bridgewater Twp.
Jason Rozell was at work clearing debris from his property Friday morning.
On nearbyMeshoppen Creek Rd., a tree fell on Carlyle Berg’s garage.
“There are limbs through the roof,” he said. “The worst part is the cleanup. It takes time.”
Berg was finishing up some yard work when he saw a pure white wall of rain heading toward his home. He had just gotten off his tractor when the tree came down onto his garage.
He said he then hurried into his home to seek shelter from the driving winds.
After the storm passed, Berg said four or five people stopped to offer to help. “It was nice, but there was nothing they could do,” he said.
Area electricity providers, Penelec and Claverack, advised customers to prepare for outages through the weekend as lines knocked out in the storm were repaired.