Friday’s Storm Causes Widespread Damage in NEPA

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne County

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Friday’s wicked thunderstorm carried a punch in Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties

The National Weather Service issued a preliminary report that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Honesdale, Wayne County.  There was significant tree damage along Route 6 and buildings were damaged.

In Montrose, Susquehanna County, straight-line winds were responsible for damage from the same storm.  Straight-lines winds are non-tornadic in nature and are sometimes called microbursts or downbursts.

Scranton experiences widespread damage from straight-lines winds Friday evening as well.

Wind speed estimate information should be available Sunday.

Darwin Award Winner

Ganga smoking granny Kathleen Urda of Susquehanna, Pa. got herself in a bit of a sticky wicket Sunday morning.  Kathleen locked her keys in her car at a gas station and called the police for help. 

When the police arrived, Kathleen was indeed locked out of her vehicle.  As it would happen, a tow truck operator also came along and was able to open the car door.  Normally this would be the end of the story with a happy ending,  Sunshine and puppies all around yada, yada, yada.

However, somebody (we won’t mention any names) had a senior moment and left a joint on the center console in plain view of the nice police officer.  In the words of Steve Erkel “Did I do that?”

Kathleen made a valiant attempt to hide the joint with her hand (how clever) but the astute officer had already seen it.  BUSTED!  Kathleen fessed up, turned over more marijuana, rolling papers and a pipe.  Her statement was (gotta love this one) she doesn’t do it very often…..ummmm you have rolling paper and a pipe…nice try!  Sounds like granny is taking cues from her grandkids.

Granny got a good talking to, was cited with disorderly conduct and released.  Of course, her stash was confiscated.

Maybe you should try some Ginkgo biloba instead of reefer…sounds like your memory needs some help!