HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Just over a month after a tornado hit several communities in Westmoreland County, those same areas got another dose of severe weather.
Damage reports came in from Greensburg, Fort Allen and Hempfield Township after Tuesday evening’s storms.
High winds brought down fences at the tennis courts at Hempfield High School. Students were still in class and feared the worst.
“I saw the winds picking up and the rain swirling around and thought it was the same thing over again,” Nathan Garret, a student, said.
In Greensburg, the wind ripped the roof off the front porch of a home on Lynne Lee Drive.
At Seton Hill College, the wind blew trees down on six cars in the faculty parking lot. No one was hurt, but several of the cars were destroyed.
On Bonita Drive in Fort Allen, a foot of water ended up in the garage and basement of Josie Grimm’s home.
There was a power outage at Westmoreland Mall at one point.