EF-1 tornado touched down in Bucks County Thursday night, National Weather Service says

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Bucks County Thursday night as a line of storms moved through the Delaware Valley.

Officials said the tornado graded an EF-1 with maximum winds up to 100 MPH. It dragged a 2-mile path across parts of Hilltown Township and Bedminster, according to the weather service.

A survey team was dispatched to Bedminster Township, near Perkasie, on Friday morning to survey damage that officials said was ‘most likely’ caused by a tornado. Forecasters later confirmed the minor tornado jockeyed between an EF-0 and EF-1 as it bounced across the town.

FOX 29's Shaynah Ferreira was in the area Friday where some residents had reported damage to homes, in addition to downed power lines. 

"It sounded like a train coming through," Morgan Dean told FOX 29. "We couldn't really see what happened it was so dark outside when I came out there were trees down."

Tornado warnings were issued for parts of Bucks County during the height of Thursday's storms. The system brought widespread Severe Thunderstorm Warnings that included powerful winds and heavy downpours.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the storm. The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a helicopter flyover to ensure that they didn't miss anyone in need of assistance.

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  (FOX 29 Philadelphia)



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