Watch CBS News

Officials Confirm Tornado Touched Down In Berks County, Ripping Apart Homes And Shattering Car Windows

MORGANTOWN, Pa. (CBS) -- A tornado touched down in Berks County Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirms. One neighborhood suffered heavy damage.

It was a terrifying sight as severe weather struck Morgantown. Nearly a dozen homes were ripped apart, trees were uprooted and car windows were shattered.

"It's a tornado right outside of our house. Look at the funnel!" one woman said.

Multiple viewer videos showed what appeared to be a tornado touching down on Lexington Way shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Morgantown was one of the hardest hit towns in the area. By 9 p.m., emergency workers and neighbors, many without power, surveyed the damage and boarded up holes.

"Something hit the corner of the car and it was really loud," one resident said.

Police On The Hunt For Suspect That Sexually Assaulted Woman In North Wildwood

"So much damage in the house, it's leaking all over," one woman said.

And despite the destruction, Caernarvon Township Police Department Chief John Scalia says the folks in this town are counting their blessings as there were no reported injuries.

"When you drive around, see the destruction, you realize how lucky we are nobody was hurt," Scalia said.

The area is not out of the woods yet. More severe weather could strike Wednesday.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.