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8/10/2007

Twisters, floods batter Ohio, Pennsylvania

Breaking Earth News: USA
PITTSBURGH - A storm system spawned tornadoes as it swept across the upper Midwest and into Pennsylvania, killing at least one person, flooding basements and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power overnight and into Friday.
In western Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh officials declared a state of emergency as residents dealt with flooding and damage from the torrential downpours.
The worst damage in Ohio was across the north-central part of the state, where the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Shelby Thursday afternoon and were investigating tornado reports in Medina, Stark and Summit counties, said meteorologist Walter Fitzgerald. Photo: NBC affiliate WKYC obtained this storm photograph from a viewer who said it was taken over Richland County, Ohio, on Thursday. The formation is known as a supercell, a well organized and notably intense thunderstorm. Story Continues
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