Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 5 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State PENNSYLVANIA
County/Area YORK
WFO CTP
Report Source EMERGENCY MANAGER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2001-09-24 17:33:00.0 EST
Begin Location 5S HANOVER
Begin Lat/Lon 39.73/-76.98
End Date 2001-09-24 17:40:00.0 EST
End Location BLOOMING GROVE
End Lat/Lon 39.80/-76.93
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 900K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative A tornado touched down near Grand Valley Road at 17:33 EST about 5 miles South of Hanover PA. The tornado proceded northward, through Parkville then lifting to the north of Blooming Grove at 17:40 EST. The path of the tornado was about 5 miles in length but not always on the ground while the width varied from 50 to 200 yards. The top wind speeds were estimated at 110 to 120 mph. There were no injuries or deaths. Significant damage included 8 homes with roofs torn off, brick and structural damage to several additional homes, 50 to 75 trees knocked down, 38 cars damaged at a car dealership, significant roof and water damage to a middle school and administration building, and significant structural damage to a store complex northwest of Blooming Grove.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
HANOVER YORK CO. PA 09/24/2001 17:33 EST Tornado F2 0 0 900.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 900.00K 0.00K