Spokeswoman Keli Pirtle said Tuesday the agency upgraded the tornado from an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale to an EF-5 based on what a damage assessment team saw on the ground. The weather service uses the word “incredible” to describe the power of EF-5 storms.
The weather service says the tornado’s path was 17 miles long and 1.3 miles wide.
Pirtle says Monday’s twister is the first EF-5 tornado of 2013.
People have forgotten about the devastation caused by September’s flooding in various parts of Pennsylvania. Here is a good example of the where things are five months later!
Redner’s Warehouse Market will not reopen in the Mark Plaza, Edwardsville, Pa., a spokesman said Tuesday.
The store was under water in September when the Susquehanna River crested at 42.66 feet and has been closed since the flooding.
“Due to it being in a known flood zone, it was cost prohibitive for us to reopen the store,” said Redner’s spokesman Eric White. “The lease has been terminated for that location and we will not be rebuilding or relocating our store in the Mark Plaza.”
The store had been in the Mark Plaza for more than 10 years. Mr. White said Redner’s has not chosen a new location, but customers who have suggestions can send them through its website at http://www.Rednersmarkets.com
Here are some pictures of flooding in Sullivan County from Tropical Storm Lee. These pictures are of the road between Worlds End State Park & Forksville just to give you an idea how Mother Nature & the Loyalsock can disagree. In the last picture, the upper right corner, is the Sullivan County Fairgrounds which also had a lot of damage.