National Weather Service to survey damage in Scranton, Waymart

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The National Weather Service is scheduled to visit Lackawanna County on Tuesday to determine if a tornado touched down there.

Tornadoes were already confirmed in Columbia County, Susquehanna County, and Union County.

Trees, ripped from their roots, came crashing down on homes, cars, and roads, causing serious damage and knocking out power.  

Geisinger Community Medical Center relied on generators as crews worked to restore electricity.

Nag Aug Park is closed because it’s covered in debris — even a portable toilet took a hit.

Jill Carey said after living in Scranton for 50 years, she never used to worry about severe weather, but that changed overnight.

“I thought my house was going to blow away,” said Carey.  “It was the scariest thing I ever encountered in my life!”

The National Weather Service will investigate the storm damage in Lackawanna County on Tuesday beginning around 9:30 a.m.

That team also plans to take a trip to Wayne County to check out the destruction in the Waymart area.


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