Photo by Suzanne Yenchko, 1996
January 19, 1996 Flood
Strong winds, warm temperatures, and rainfall of 1 to 3 inches combined to melt the deep snowpack and create the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes.
Harrisburg Tornado – May 11, 1996
A small tornado touched down on the north side of Harrisburg on Cameron Street, damaging apartments and a factory. This photo shows the wall cloud with the tornado obscured by the houses.
The same storms that rolled through Harrisburg continued east into Schuylkill County, taking down trees and damaging homes and mobile homes in Mary-D and Tuscarora, east of Pottsville.
Schuylkill County – May 11, 1996
A mobile home in Mary-D was completely destroyed when a tree hit it lengthwise.
4-Wheel Drive Good for Snow, Not Tornadoes
Cambria County – July 19, 1996
The Colver tornado was the second of two tornadoes to cross Cambria County and one of nine to cross the state on the 19th of July, 1996.