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June 10, 2008 Severe Thunderstorms

Thunderstorm Produces 80 to 90 mph Straight Line Wind in Southwest Bradford County From Tuesday Evenings Storms

A severe thunderstorm slammed through the southwest part of Bradford County Tuesday evening between 525 PM EDT and 535 PM EDT. The thunderstorm produced an estimated 90 mph wind gust that tore part of a roof off a barn a few miles southwest of Canton. Two pieces of wood from the barn roof were driven into the ground by the strong winds. There were also slate shingles blown off a roof of another barn one of which was driven into the ground by the intense winds. Additionally, southwest of Canton, there were numerous trees snapped and uprooted in a divergent to straight line path.

The storm then tracked northeast and produced significant damage to the town of Alba Pennsylvania. Alba was particularly hard hit as numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped. The falling trees knocking down numerous power lines and power poles. A small shed was also heavily damaged by the wind in Alba. Additionally, there was some siding and shingles blown off a few homes. Winds were estimated between 80 and 90 mph in alba.

Between Alba and Canton along Route 14 another roof was partially torn off a barn and a few portable toilets were blown one-quarter mile down the road. A garage was also collapsed by the wind in this area. winds were estimated at 90 mph.

Damage Photos

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Alba/Canton area damage.
Roof damage to barn.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Inside view of damaged to barn.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Another view of the barn damage.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Parts of roof.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Roof damage.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Wood projectiles.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Roof damage.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Another projectile stuck in the ground.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Large tree down.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Small garage destroyed.
Alba/Canton area damage.
Clean up of power lines and trees.


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