Hempfield Area High School Storm Damage
(Photo Credit: Kimberley Bradnam)
It was only one year ago that severe storms left a trail of destruction through parts of Westmoreland County. We're taking a look back at the tornado that wreaked havoc in Hempfield Township and surrounding areas, leveling at least 30 homes and damaging some 90 others. While National Weather Service officials rated the strength of the tornado as an EF2, one Fort Allen safety officer called it a "miracle storm" because there were no fatalities.