NWS Confirms Tornado Touches Down Near Tarentum

TARENTUM, Pa. (KDKA) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado tore through Allegheny County this morning.

An NWS meteorologist is heading out to Tarentum, near where a tornado touched down early Wednesday morning.

Tarentum resident Sara Kiley says when a large tree fell just a few feet from her home, she said she wasn’t sure what it is.

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“Felt like this rumble and I couldn’t tell if it was the train, because the train comes through and it’s just a rumble, but I was like, ‘that can’t be the train,'” she told KDKA’s Lisa Washington.

A few blocks away, there were more downed trees and data lines.


Lenora Jones has lived in her home for 40 years and says this was the first time she felt it shake.

“Oh I was scared to death, I didn’t go back to sleep for a long time last night,” she says.

More photos of damage from the area on Days Run Road in East Deer Township show even more downed trees. KDKA’s Amy Wadas was on the scene as residents were cleaning up the damage.

(Photo Credit: KDKA’s Amy Wadas)

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