A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Pennsylvania In 1985… And No One Saw It Coming

Due to its mountainous terrain, Pennsylvania is not exactly known for its tornadoes. The occasional funnel cloud does ravage our land, though this is a rare occurrence. On May 31, 1985, many Pennsylvania residents faced injury, property damage, and even death due to a huge tornado outbreak, the largest and most intense tornado outbreak ever to hit this area of the country.

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Check out the video below to watch a video that a PA resident captured of the destruction on this day.

How sad to know that on that day, nearly 31 years ago, so many Pennsylvanians lost their lives due to this tragic tornado outbreak. Do you remember when this happened?