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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
210 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2005

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...LATE NIGHT TORNADO CONFIRMED IN YORK AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES...

A STRONG F1 TORNADO WITH WINDS UP TO 110 MPH TOUCHED DOWN BETWEEN
DILLSBURG IN YORK COUNTY AND MECHANICSBURG IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA AROUND 120 AM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31. THE TORNADO CAUSED
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND MOSTLY SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE TO A NUMBER OF
HOMES IN ITS PATH. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED WHILE THE HOMES
LOST SIDING AND SHINGLES.

SPECIFICALLY...THE TORNADO BEGAN ABOUT 117 AM NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF OLD ROUTE 15 AND CREEK ROAD JUST SOUTH OF
ROSEGARDEN IN YORK COUNTY. THE TWISTER MOVED NORTH ACROSS YELLOW
BREECHES CREEK INTO CUMBERLAND COUNTY...THROUGH THE ASHCOMBE
FARMS SOUTH DEVELOPMENT...THEN ENDED ALONG STUMPSTOWN ROAD ABOUT A
HALF MILE WEST OF ROUTE 15 AT 122 AM. THE TORNADO PATH DAMAGE
WIDTH WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS WITH A LENGTH OF TWO AND A HALF MILES.
FORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR DEATHS.

THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE TEAMED UP FOR A SURVEY OF THE DAMAGED AREA. WITNESSES TO
THE EVENT DESCRIBED THE STORM AS IF IT WERE A FREIGHT TRAIN MOVING
THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUDD/GRUMM

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