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The National Weather Service is investigating storm damage in South Middleton Township near Mount Holly Springs and in Marysville, Perry County, to determine if damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

Severe thunderstorms rolling through the Midstate Tuesday afternoon and evening.

In South Middleton Township, homeowners were left to assess the damage after pounding rain and winds swept through the area.

“I was in the shower, and the power shut off,” said Dalton Bowser of South Middleton. “I heard the wind, grabbed a towel and the kids and headed to the basement. As soon as we got to the basement, it was over.”

What Bowser saw when he eventualy made it outside were downed trees over his property on East Old York Road.

"It sounded like a train. Felt like we were at the station," Bowser said Wednesday. "The house shook a little, felt like I was actually outside. Once the power shut off, I realized something was wrong. Then I heard the rain and wind and grabbed (my daughter) Ellia and ran to the basement."

Bowser said he rents the home and his landlord said it would take a few days for repairs.

Off Route 34, the wind uprooted a large tree that struck trees and a home on the way down.

Other parts of the Midstate also reported large, downed trees. ABC27 reported that an uprooted tree shattered windows and tore up the roof of a house at Third and Vaughn streets in Harrisburg. The home was being remodeled and no one was living there.

In Susquehanna Township, a tree lifted up part of the concrete sidewalk when it was uprooted and fell across a street, and another tree landed on part of a home, according to ABC27.

The storm brought with it a Tornado Warning for part of northeastern Cumberland County, which included New Cumberland, as well as southern Dauphin County, east central Perry County and north central York County.

The storm also produced hail in some areas, and was predicted to have wind gusts of up to 60 mph. There was also localized flash flooding in Carlisle.

A flash flood watch was also in effect through Tuesday night.


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