SELINSGROVE -- The National Weather Service confirms an EF0 tornado touched down in Snyder County Thursday evening.
On Friday, residents were left to clean up the mess left behind. Some used chainsaws to clean up tree limbs near their homes in Selinsgrove. It's less than a day after Lorrie Simcox snapped a photo of the tornado confirmed by the NWS. The twister, with winds up to 70 miles per hour, touched down near the Susquehanna River, leaving a mess in its path.
"I was looking out the window upstairs and there was this big huge boat and it just literally flew over. There were trees limbs flying through the air. It was horrible," Jan Rotinski of Selinsgrove said.
"Yeah, it was about 5 o'clock I turned onto South Front Street and that's when it seemed to kick in," said Andrew Orzehowski of Selinsgrove, who was driving home when the storm hit.
"We all just beat feet trying to get home before anything else happened. It was over as quick as it started," Orzehowski added.
Neighbors said they are lucky that when this storm came through there was only damage to trees and that their homes were spared.
"I'm still scared. I'm still shaken."
Rotinski spent most of her day helping her neighbor cut through tree limbs that fell on a truck.
"You cannot even see it and they were cutting through. We were like, 'There is a car under there.' And they were like, 'No, there is no car under there.' And they're cutting and they are like, 'There is a car under there! Oh my God!' I'll tell you what, I never want to see something like that again. Honestly I never want to see something like that again."
The National Weather Service has also determined that an EF1 tornado touched down in Lycoming County Thursday leaving one business with a lot of damage to clean up.
The NWS also said an EF1 tornado was responsible for ripping the roof off and severely damaging Blue Mountain Adventist Elementary School in Hamburg. You can see the inside of classrooms, hallways, and even the gym. School officials say two people were inside at the time, both were not hurt.