NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Delaware County

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UPDATED: Friday February 21, 2014 3:07 PM

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Delaware County early Friday morning.

The twister was between an EF0 and EF1, based on damage patterns.

The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency reported severe thunderstorms Friday morning caused damage throughout the county.

The EMA said storms moved through around one a.m. and caused structure damage, flooded roadways, and downed power lines. Around 3,300 people living in Delaware County were without power Friday morning. Almost all those outages were fixed by 4 a.m.

The Tri-Township Fire Department and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a woman trapped in a vehicle due to storm debris. The woman was uninjured and was safely rescued.

In Brown Township, a barn was destroyed and power lines were downed by high winds. The storms also threw debris all across the roads.

Marlene Yarhouse says her windows were shaking, and she could hear branches and chunks of metal hitting her home. Then, her husband awoke when debris broke through the window.

“And, it just shattered and he's laying there, and it's all over there and all over the floor - you can see it,” said Yarhouse.

The barn folded like a deck of cards while the couple was trapped in their home by a wind-blown glider. A large tree, electric poles and patio chairs were all damaged by the winds.

“I just sat there and couldn't believe it!” she added.

The Delaware County EMA reported several road closures due to the strong storms. In Brown Township, Leonardsburg Road in the area of Pittman was closed due to high water and Old State between Bowtown and Howard is closed due to debris. In Troy Township, Troy Road between Radnor and Troutman is closed due to high water.

Delaware County EMA reminds residents not to drive through high water. Turn around, don't drown.

Any questions can be directed to the Delaware County EMA at 740-833-2180.

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