NWS: Confirmed tornado hit Wilkes-Barre shopping area

Car is seen after being overturned by possible tornado in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania on night

Damaged cars are parked in a debris filled lot on Mundy Street near the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., after a powerful storm moved through the area on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Teams will also be in Bradford County checking out the damage there, says WYOU.

Emergency crews are searching through the debris Thursday for residents who might not evacuated the area yet.

Debris and damaged vehicles sit in front of a auto dealership on Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. "When that happened, I was like, 'I have to get closer to the inside of the store.' I turned to run, and that was when I saw the back wall was just gone".

The National Weather Service said it would be in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday to survey the damage and determine whether it was a tornado or straight-line winds that caused the damage. Red Cross spokesman Dave Skutnik said on Twitter that the injuries weren't serious, but called the damage in the Luzerne County township "horrific".

An EF2 tornado is categorized as "strong", with winds from 111-135 miles per hour. "Nearly everyone's cars in the parking lot were destroyed", the 18-year-old said.

"My manager had us secure the doors", he said.

At least six people were reported injured as the storm shredded homes, tore through several businesses and knocked down power lines and trees. Joy Frie told The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice that staff and patrons huddled in the kitchen of the bar where she bartends until they could escape to another business. Debris lay scattered in parking lots and on streets and sidewalks. "Our system is holding and safe at this point".



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