Officials Confirm Tornado Touched Down In Berks County, Damaging Homes And Cars


According to the New York Times, we've just seen a record 12 consecutive days with at least eight tornado reports.

"The main threat will be damaging winds and large hail, however, an isolated tornado is possible" the weather service said.

Pennsylvania saw its fair share of severe weather on Tuesday with several severe and Tornado warned storms across the state.

"A concentration of strong thunderstorms with heavy rainfall" will continue in parts of Missouri, Iowa and IL with ongoing flash flooding, the weather service said. The National Weather Service posted a tornado watch for 10 counties in New Jersey through Wednesday night.

At least one tornado and severe storms ravaged areas there and in nearby Douglas County, Kansas, destroying stretches of homes and businesses. The National Weather Service says further details will be released later this afternoon.

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Multiple viewer videos showing what appears to be a tornado touching down on Lexington Way shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

The city received 1.56 inches of rainfall which boosted the monthly total to 12.81 inches. A tornado emergency, issued for large, confirmed tornadoes heading toward population, was in effect for areas west of the Kansas City metro.

"This also makes this May the 3rd wettest month for ANY month in (Kansas City's) 131-year period of record", the weather service tweeted.

WHIO also reported Brookville High School in Brookville, Ohio had canceled classes for Tuesday after winds ripped the roof off.