Brief EF-0 tornado touched down in Chester County during Monday’s storms, Weather Service confirms

The National Weather Service confirmed on Wednesday that a brief EF-0 tornado touched down about four miles west of Great Falls in Chester County during Monday night’s storms.

It had winds as high as 75 mph and touched down at 6:34 p.m. The tornado traveled less than a half-mile.

No injuries were reported.

EF-1 tornado with 100 mph winds touched down in Meck, Cabarrus counties, Weather Service says

An EF-1 tornado packed 100 mph winds and traveled 10 miles across the Mecklenburg-Cabarrus county lines Monday afternoon, the Weather Service confirmed.

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The tornado touched down at 1:37 p.m. near Burnt Umber Drive south of Reedy Creek Park in east Charlotte.

It traveled northeast through Hood and Rocky River roads into Cabarrus County, damaging trees, power lines and structures.

The tornado ended at 1:51 p.m. near Rocky River Elementary School.

An EF-1 tornado has winds between 86 and 110 mph.

No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service sent a team to Harrisburg Tuesday morning.

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The series of storms Monday uprooted trees, damaged homes, and scattered debris everywhere in Harrisburg.

Caution tape surrounded a fallen tree in the Camelot subdivision after firefighters had to cut it down to move it out of the road. A viewer sent a video to Channel 9 of the tree coming down in the storms, just missing a house nearby.

However, trees did damage other homes in the area -- in photos from the Harrisburg Fire Department, you can see one tree that came through a second-floor window.

A neighbor recalled what she heard when it come crashing down.

“It was like a bomb went off inside the tree and it just kind of exploded out,” Robin Emery said. “And so then we ran for our closet under the stairs, which is our safe place.”

The good news is the fire department said no one was seriously hurt -- and now, neighbors have a busy Tuesday ahead of cleaning everything up.

‘That wind’: Strong storms cause damage, power outages in Charlotte area

More than 8,000 Duke Energy customers lost power Monday afternoon after the round of severe storms pushed through the Carolinas. By Monday evening, most of the power had been restored.

The National Weather Service issued several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings beginning at about 2 p.m. Monday.

Throughout the day, Channel 9 received reports from across the area of fallen trees due to heavy winds.

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In east Charlotte’s Amberwood neighborhood, it took 12 firefighters to rescue a woman trapped inside her car because of a fallen tree. One neighbor told Channel 9 he heard the whole thing.

“That wind, man, that wind. When that rain was coming down, and that wind, and I heard them three pops, then all the snaps I was like ‘wow, mother nature is something incredible,’” James Richardson said. “Thank God she wasn’t hurt, she was alright.”

On Monday afternoon, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department sent an alert through its app saying that downed power lines caused crews to close Rocky River Road between Interstate 485 and Brookwood Road.

There have not been any confirmed tornadoes, but Channel 9 is waiting on official word from the NWS.

A second round of storms arrived Monday night that caused more wind damage in the western part of the region.

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