Tornado Confirmed in Suburban Philly

August 25, 2010

The National Weather Service says a tornado struck the suburban Philadelphia city of Chester during Sunday’s storm.

Forecasters say the EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 75 mph touched down at 3:45 p.m. Sunday and traveled about three-tenths of a mile.

The weather service says no injuries were reported, but many trees were toppled and three houses near the Commodore Barry Bridge had roof and siding damage. An I-95 off-ramp under construction near the bridge was also damaged.

The torrential downpour brought 11/2 to 21/2 inches of rain to the area. A PECO spokesman says it also cut power to about 1,800 residences in eastern Delaware County.

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