BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Thursday’s massive storms brought down trees and power lines, and damaged buildings and vehicles. As of this afternoon, more than 20,000 homes and businesses were still without power, and the National Weather Services confirmed a tornado touched down in Susquehanna County.
Without power at her home in Bridgewater Township near Montrose, Susan Sparrock relies on a generator to shower and keep her food fresh. However, she said it’s the downed power lines resting near her house that really have her concerned.
“I didn’t know if those wires were live. And I was concerned about this pole pulling the wires down off my house and if a spark comes, my house is old. It was built in the 1890s. It will go up,” said Sparrock.
The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado came through Bridgewater and Dimock Townships, with winds as high as 90 miles an hour.