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Tornado hit Lancaster County, National Weather Service confirms

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WPVI reporter John Rawlins has the details from Lancaster County. (WABC)

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado is to blame for the damage left by Wednesday night's storms in Lancaster County.

The tornado is rated an EF2 with winds estimated at 120-125 mph. Damage is concentrated to an area 4.7 miles long, 400 yards wide.

Debris was scattered and numerous buildings were missing roofs.

Chopper 6 HD was over the community of Gap in Salisbury Township, showing a large red barn in ruins.

A house, another nearby barn and silos were also heavily damaged.
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Storm left heavy damage in one part of Lancaster County.

Lancaster County officials say up to 50 buildings have been damaged, including an Amish school house that was leveled. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.

Galen Huyard lives near one of the collapsed buildings in Lancaster County. He says his family got storm alerts on their cellphones and took cover in the basement during the storm.

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Chopper 6 was over sveral properties that saw heavy damage during Wednesday night's storms.

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