Counties to the east, like Fayette and Westmoreland, are the first to feel the impact of Superstorm Sandy. At the Laurel Summit on Monday afternoon, a heavy, slushy rain pounded the pavement.
A tornado touched down near Ligonier on Friday, damaging more than two dozen buildings and now the cleanup effort is in full swing. Steve and Tracy Pelesky’s home has become the iconic image for the storms.
Just over a month after a tornado hit several communities in Westmoreland County, those same areas got another dose of severe weather.
Residents of Westmoreland County are picking up the pieces today after a severe storm and confirmed tornado touched down in Hempfield Township.
Officials with the National Weather Service will be touring parts of Westmoreland County today after storms moved through the area Wednesday, leaving behind damage and destruction. The storms brought heavy rain, hail, high winds and funnel cloud sightings to the area.
Emergency management officials in Westmoreland County are assessing the damage caused by two severe storms on Wednesday evening.
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