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Another Afternoon Of Storms In Philadelphia Area Causes Outages, Downed Trees

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By Tim Jimenez, Elizabeth Hur and Chelsea Karnash

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Once again, storms swept through the region on Tuesday, leaving downed trees and other damage in their wake.

In Philadelphia, a large branch reportedly fell at 23rd and Pine Streets, and a tree in West Philadelphia toppled over into a house at 4313 Wyalusing Avenue. Luckily, there were no injuries reported, but the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania is assisting 2 families who were displaced by the damage to their homes.

On South Bonsall Street in Philadelphia, a tree also fell on a house, but the family declined Red Cross assistance.

In Radnor, yet another tree fell onto a house on Sproul Road. Whether or not anyone was injured remains unknown.

Meanwhile, PECO is reporting a few thousand power outages in the area.

Chester and Delaware Counties were most affected, each reporting around 2,100 outages as of 6:50 p.m. There were only a few scattered outages reported in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

Oddly enough, the storms arrived during Lightning Safety Week, which runs from June 23rd through the 29th.

According to the Red Cross, lightning kills more people every year than hurricanes or tornadoes.

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