Update to Story -
-National Weather Service from State College is heading to the scene to determine whether or not a Tornado touched down.
-Richard Grum (NWS) plans to be on the scene @ 11 Am
Potter County, Pa. (WKBW) - A 66-year-old woman is killed when a tree branch fell on her during the violent storms that swept the Northeast on Thursday. The woman was camping, running from her trailer to her car, when the branch came down.
Meanwhile, just up the road, Lewis Run Pennsylvania residents also got hit hard. Witnesses said the sky turned a greenish, blue color, winds picks up and the storm had residents scrambling to safety.
In the silence of the aftermath, residents found large trees down, Houses were also damaged and smaller structures. including sheds and garages, were thrown to their side. Many residents found their neighbors belongings in their backyard, mangled from the wind.
As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service had yet to access the damage. According to residents, the storm had all the characteristics of a tornado.
"I seen it coming up and like I said we got a big gust of wind and I just took off I didn't even shut my door or nothing I just went down to my basement. I got in my basement I stayed there until my house rattled I heard the trees snapping and everything and just stayed right there and hoped for the best," resident Daniel Deitz said.
The entire town of only 300 households is littered with fallen trees and debris. Now, residents are coming together to clean up the mess. No one was hurt in Lewis Run.