Severe storms leave line of damage across the area

More photos of Allentown storm damage
July 7, 2012 9:48:51 PM PDT
A strong line of thunderstorms followed the record breaking temperatures that peaked Saturday during day ten of our heat wave.

In Allentown, 70 miles per hour winds toppled trees into streets and onto cars, while strong gusts ripped part of the roof off a supermarket.

No one was hurt, but tens of thousands are without power in the Lehigh Valley.

In Chester County, lightning struck a home in West Caln Township igniting fire in the detached garage.

Firefighters hosed down hotspots at the 100 block of Martin's Corner just after 7:00pm Saturday night.

Fortunately, they were able to keep the flames from spreading to the home.

Along with the damage, the storms left 3,000 PECO customers in the dark; that's down from 6,000 at the height of the bad weather.

In the harder hit Lehigh Valley, PP&L reports 14,000 customers without power.


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