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Tornado in Western PA tore roof off church and brewery, blew away airport hanger


Apollo, PA (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania amid storms that knocked down trees and utility lines, ripped the roofs off a church and brewery and blew away an airport hanger.

Forecasters said an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of up to 100 mph struck early Wednesday near Tarentum in Allegheny County.

Storms containing heavy rains, hail, lightning and strong winds hit early Wednesday, tearing roofs off of a church and a brewery in New Kensington and blowing away a hanger at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.