Twister hits York County

Clean up is underway in York and Lancaster counties where severe weather hit the area Saturday.

National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists surveyed both areas Sunday. 

CBS-21 reports the NWS determined near Hallam and Wrightsville in York County that damage was caused by an EF1 tornado with winds up to 90 miles per hour. 

Experts say the damage is approximately four miles long.In Lancaster County, experts say damage near Brickerville was caused by straight- line winds estimated at 75 to 95 miles per hour. 

It was approximately nine miles long.Community members are now cleaning up what the storm left behind.

“We just take it one day at a time and it’s going to be a lot of clean up,” says Williard Wentzel in Lancaster County.

Wentzel spent the day Sunday moving debris and fallen trees and limbs off of his property. 

He said the storm sounded like a plane hovering over his home.“

A lot of people are lucky. 

A few damaged cars, homes up top. But we faired out well. We have a little holes in the house and on the roof, but other than that, everybody seems to be pretty lucky.

Romaine Martin says she woke up her husband when the storm was hitting so they could both wait out the worst of it in the closet. She says her husband ran out of oxygen, and she’s thankful for the first responders who helped her get him more during the storm.

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