F5 Tornado in Wheatland, Pennsylvania in March 1985

This tornado was among one of the more damaging tornado outbreaks in our history. Out of 43 tornadoes that day, this one was the only F5… It’s also the only F5 to occur in Pennsylvania.
It first passed through Newton falls damaging approximately 400 homes, but nobody was severely injured due to storm awareness. After that the tornado headed towards Wheatland where it had reached wind speeds of 300 mph. It demolished 95% of the towns business and residential areas were destroyed.
In the end the tornado had left 18 people dead and 300 injured.

Pennsylvania 1985 Tornado

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