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Pennsylvania neighborhood traumatized by Ida tornado grapples with severe weather threats

UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania community is still picking up the pieces left from a devastating tornado that tore apart homes and uprooted dozens of trees last fall.The National Weather Service confirmed last September that an EF-2 tornado barreled through Fort Washington, Upper Dublin Township with peak winds of 130 MPH. The weather service said the tornado traveled from Upper Dublin to Horsham. A woman was killed when a tree fell through the roof of her home."The neighborhood was destroyed.

Roofs were blown off. Trees were gone," said. Over 250 days after the remnants of Hurricane Ida bowled over parts of Montgomery County, the damage still looks and feels fresh.

Many homeowners are still waiting for insurance money to rebuild. An EF-2 tornado touched town in Upper Dublin Township and traveled to Horsham Wednesday during the peak of the severe weather.Last fall's devastating weather event has left some locals understandably traumatized at the prospect of severe weather. FOX 29's Chris O'Connell visited Upper Dublin on Monday as forecasters called for strong storms with the capability of producing isolated tornadoes."I'm 53-years-old and I never saw a tornado in my life, so I didn't think tornados could happen here," Nathan Herring recalled.

"I thought they were in Kansas, so hopefully we won't ever see another one." It's not just Upper Dublin that's left shaken by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Schools from Montgomery County to Philadelphia to Camden called off afternoon activities and some allowed for early dismissal due to the severity of the forecasted storms. The National Weather Service issued a region-wide Severe Thunderstorm Watch, and warned of wind gusts that could reach 70 MPH.

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UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania community is still picking up the pieces left from a devastating tornado that tore apart homes and uprooted dozens of trees last fall.The National Weather Service confirmed last September that an EF-2 tornado barreled through Fort Washington, Upper Dublin Township with peak winds of 130 MPH. The weather service said the tornado traveled from Upper Dublin to Horsham. A woman was killed when a tree fell through the roof of her home."The neighborhood was destroyed.
CAMDEN, N.J. - An 18-year-old is dead after officials say a robbery turned deadly this weekend.Mihkael Greene, 19, and Nysar Streater, 21, are charged with first-degree felony murder in connection to the death of 18-year-old Yahmir Catoe.Catoe was reportedly found with a gunshot wound in a park near the 1000 block of Lakeshore Drive in Camden around 10:19 a.m. Saturday. Officials say Catoe was shot and while Greene and Streater, who was also shot while restraining the victim, tried to rob him. The 18-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital later that day.Streater was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand, then taken into custody at the hospital Saturday.

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