Pa. storm causes major property damage

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wpvi"><span>WPVI</span></div><span class="caption-text">Weather officials confirm the EF-2 tornado touched down along Route 191, near Cherry Valley and Godfrey Ridge in Stroud and Hamilton Townships, Monroe County.</span></div>
July 30, 2009 6:33:45 AM PDT
A tornado has struck northeastern Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, causing major property damage. Wednesday's storms caused major damage in two-mile radius between Cherry Valley and Godfrey Ridge in Stroud and Hamilton townships in Monroe County. More than 10,000 utility customers in the region lost electric power, but all but a few hundred had power again late Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service issued a preliminary report classifying the storm as an EF2 tornado. That indicates winds of 111 to 135 mph with damage including blown-off roofs and shifted foundations.

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