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3 tornadoes confirmed after severe storms rake Pennsylvania

May 29, 2019
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Workers wade through floodwaters to recover lumber that floated from a lumber yard, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms are predicted for the area. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Workers wade through floodwaters to recover lumber that floated from a lumber yard, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms are predicted for the area. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least three tornadoes are confirmed from strong storms that raked across the state, bringing heavy rain and high winds.

Experts said Wednesday there were tornadoes the day before in Indiana, Bradford and Berks counties.

Heavy rains from the front inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.

Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.

The weather system brought high winds that scattered debris, downed trees and took out power lines.

There were reports of large hail and some areas received 3 or 4 inches of rainfall over a short period.