Tornado Hit Lycoming County Tuesday Night

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A tornado tore through an area of Lycoming County Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials confirm an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 120 mph touched down in Jackson Township in Lycoming County around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

There are no reports of injuries.

Robin Brown and his wife Seanna could see this confirmed EF-2 tornado from the window of their home in Jackson Township, not far from the Tioga County line.

"We got the tone on our phone, but it wasn't enough time to get anywhere else, but the house turned out to be the safest place on the property," Seanna Brown said.

The National Weather Service believes the tornado had winds of up to 120 miles an hour. Its path may have started around 5 p.m. on the Browns' property.

Winds twisted trees and one fell on a vehicle.

Brown says their cows were inside a shed when it was pulled from its foundation.

"We could see it headed through the valley and throwing debris straight up. We could see it 'til it dissipated," said Robin Brown.

The National Weather Service followed the tornado's path to Blacks Creek Road. They believe tornadic winds flattened hundreds, if not thousands, of trees in this rural area.

David Zeafla lives up the road. His home is safe and so are his farm animals. He moved his cows inside over the weekend and says it could have been a lot worse.

"There are no fences left. The cattle could have run all over. It was an act of God that we got them out of there," Zeafla said.

The Browns tell us they had neighbors helping to clear their property Wednesday morning.

Neighbors tell us they don't plan to move most of the trees after the storm.

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