Possible Tornado Damages Pennsylvania Business

May 19, 2011

A powerful thunderstorm may have spawned a tornado that caused a building collapse in northeast Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Fire Department received a report of a collapse of a large section of roof at a beer distributor around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gloria Deckard of the Beer Hut store said the place is totaled. She said the business has been on the block since 1974.

Benny the Bum’s Crabhouse, a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant, also lost part of its roof in the high winds.

National Weather Service investigators were working to determine if a twister did touch down.

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