EF-2 tornado confirmed near Lewistown, Mifflin County

Mifflin County Tornado

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in Mifflin County Friday evening. The estimated time of the tornado was from 7:57 until 8:05pm. 

The tornado touched down near the resevois off of Minehard Road, south of Route 103 in Granville. Several hundred trees were knocked down and snapped in a patch around a mile long extending to the north. This is where the most intense winds of 115mph were estimated. 

The tornado then made a turn to a more northeasterly direction, moving through the Riverside Campgrond. Several dozen large trees were snapped and uprooted and several trailers were destroyed by the falling trees. A trailer was also flipped. 

The tornado weakened but continued into the city limits of Lewistown where several large trees were uprooted. A tree trunk snapped along Grand Street and the roof of the Brooklyn Fire State was partially removed. 

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