Storm Date: 4/1/2023
Storm Location(s): Bucks County, PA - Yardley, PA, PA - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, PA - Newtown, PA, PA
Hail Size: PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL (2")
Wind Speed: 75+ MPH (EF-1 tornado)
Impacted Households: 225,000
Insurance Deadline: APRIL 1, 2024
Confirmed Hail Storm Damage to Homes surrounding Bucks County, PA
On April 1st, 2023 Bucks County residents near Newtown, PA, Yardley, PA, experienced an EF-1 tornado causing spreading through producing ping pong ball sized hail (reported in Newtown, PA) causing wind and hail damage to roofing and siding on homes and property.
Yardley, Pennsylvania, home to a population of 2,434, experienced three instances of hail within a 10-mile radius of its city center at coordinates (40.24566, -74.846) on April 1, 2023. The most significant hail report recorded in Yardley on that date measured 1.00 inches in size, approximately five months ago. Among the zip codes in the vicinity of Yardley, 8608 stood out with the highest number of damaging hail reports on April 1, 2023, totaling one report.
April 1, 2023 Tornado - Watch Bucks County, PA Storm Damage Repair in Yardley, PA.
Recently Completed Bucks County, PA Storm Damage Repairs
Pennsylvania Areas Most Impacted by August 12th, 2023 Wind and Hail Storm Damage:
Bucks County, Yardley, PA, Morrisville, Newtown, PA
Quick Q&A: Is PA prone to tornado activty?
In Pennsylvania, the majority of tornadoes tend to occur in the southeastern corner of the state and along the western border. The counties that experience the highest tornado activity, as indicated by the tornado index ranking, include Mercer County, Lancaster County, and Lawrence County.
One particularly devastating tornado, registering as an F5 on the Fujita scale, struck this region, resulting in tragic consequences. This tornado claimed the lives of 18 individuals and left 310 others injured, marking it as the most violent and deadly among the 44 tornadoes recorded on that fateful day. Notably, this tornado stands as the sole F5 tornado in Pennsylvania's history and also held the distinction of being the most violent tornado reported in the United States in the year 1985. The destructive impact of this tornado is underscored by the tragic loss of life and extensive injuries it caused.