Storm From Tuesday was a Tornado

By Eyewitness News , Dave Skutnik

Published 07/09 2014 12:20PM

Updated 07/14 2014 10:13PM


This afternoon there was in EF-0 tornado confirmed in Luzerne County from last Tuesday. This contributed to some of the damage near Huntingdon Mills, but the majority of wind damage in the Back Mountain area was straight line wind estimated at 70mph.

Dallas, Luzerne County
- Trees uprooted, wires down and debris scattered all across the roads. Tuesday evening's storm violently ripped through the Back Mountain of Luzerne County, leaving several communities in need of major clean up.

Dave Cooper witnessed the storm's severity first hand from inside his Parrish Street home in Dallas. 

"Just this big rolling cloud of just something coming in and it was getting louder and louder."  

A huge tree was uprooted, it not only damaged the home and the car, but a gas line

Cooper says  "My neighbor came over and told me he said, that's a gas main leaking. Evacuate. We're leaving right now.

Dave was one of several people to temporarily evacuate until the problem was fixed. "The winds were actually blowing towards Davenport street. So they were evacuating everybody immediately first couple houses and then also from Davenport street.

Dave is depending on his generator until his power is restored.  "Keeping my refrigerator cold, keeping my sump pumps activated in case we get hit with another storm.

Just a few miles away in Dallas Township, a generator kept a red light along Route 309 running.

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