BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon near the borders of Bucks and Lehigh Counties, leaving widespread damage in its wake.
A family in a home along Kings Highway in Lower Milford Township is trapped due to downed power lines in the driveway. The residents have to drive through their backyard to get to the road.
Nearby, uprooted trees are scattered across the community on Manor Way.
“We looked across the street and that tree was just pulled out at the roots,” Lower Milford Township resident Kathy Hurley said.
Officials with the National Weather Service made their way from Lehigh County to Doylestown in Bucks County.
“We’ve seen collateral damage, which is basically the winds didn’t really themselves damage the houses, the trees fell on the house,” Joe Miketta, with the National Weather Service, said.
Officials say the tornado lifted before it got to Doylestown. Instead, 60 miles per hour winds caused the damage.
Crews tried to get a tree off one resident’s trailer. Downed power lines also lined the sidewalk along Maple Street.
But as residents continue the cleanup, Mother Nature isn’t done yet.
“We’re bracing for another storm and keeping our phones charged in the car,” Doylestown resident Paula Cahill said.
Verizon officials say