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Tornado Causes Damage In Northeast Philadelphia

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(credit: KYW's Jim Melwert)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado is responsible for causing damage to buildings in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

The strong storms that barreled through parts of the Delaware Valley left some areas with flash flooding.

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirms an EF zero tornado touched down in the 9900 block of Northeast Avenue in Bustleton, destroying a building that houses four businesses.

According to the NWS, the damaging winds were estimated at 75 miles-per-hour and were about 100 feet wide. The tornado was on the ground for about 300 feet. Send us your photos – click here

The building was quickly evacuated. Two people suffered minor injuries during the tornado.

The damage is expected to be in the thousands of dollars.

VIEW: Northeast Philadelphia Weather Damage Photos

Natasha Brown reports…

In parts of Montgomery County, the water levels were high and emergency crews were called to help people who were stranded in their cars.

One driver got stuck along the 3000 block of Bartram Road in Willow Grove; two more had to be pulled from their vehicles along the 3000 block of Blair Mill Road in Horsham.

Several streets in the region were also closed due to localized flooding.

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Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060; Walt Hunter, CBS 3

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