Here are the details on the Wilkes-Barre tornado from National Weather Service

Storms Strike Eastern Pa. County

As the sun rose -Thursday--Mundy Street was littered with overturned vehicles. bent utility poles. and debris scattered around the road.

The powerful storm struck a shopping plaza late Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre Township while the area was under a tornado warning. "When that happened, I was like, 'I have to get closer to the inside of the store.' I turned to run, and that was when I saw the back wall was just gone".

The National Weather Service will be on the scene Thursday to access the damage and determine if a tornado touched down. Dave Skutnik, the Regional Director of Communications for the Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania said that a "few minor injuries" have been reported so far.

Local media outlets described the scene in Wilkes-Barre as a "war zone", saying numerous restaurants and stores on Mundy Street, in the township's business district, were "completely gutted", with water raining down from pipes in the ceilings.

"My manager had us secure the doors", he said.

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"I never seen anything like this in my life", township Mayor Carl Kuren said.

Scarboro said some of the rescues included at least one person in a wheelchair who needed help because of debris and older couples who were trapped in storm cellars by debris.

Emergency crews from across the region. The roof appeared to have been torn off of the entire strip of stores in the Panera Bread building, and the Sprint and Stations Grill storefronts in the Ashley Furniture Store plaza had gaping holes in their roofs.

"We will be there all day", Goldsworthy said.

U-Haul trucks parked on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., are damaged after a strong storm moved through the area on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

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