By CBS3 Staff


TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in Tinicum Township, Bucks County when severe storms moved through the area on Sunday night. The twister had maximum sustained winds of 95 mph, uprooting trees and damaging camping trailers.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down over the Beaver Valley Campgrounds at 9:51 p.m.

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The twister was on the ground for about a quarter-of-a-mile and traveled 100 yards.

The tornado was only on the ground for a minute but uprooted dozens of trees. Three camping trailers were also significantly damaged by fallen trees.

Greg Weinrich, the campground’s operator, told CBS3 that he heard a “freight train sound” between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. that night.

“This is not something that’s normal for this area that we’ve seen before,” Weinrich said.

No one was injured.

A tornado also touched down in Lancaster County the same night. That twister damaged homes and toppled trees in East Cocalico Township.

CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.