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of destruction over five miles long and 2 miles wide. 50 farms or home structures were damaged or destroyed. chad pradelli is surveying the damage season live in salisbury township. what have you seen personally today? >> reporter: well jim, what we have is a lot of what you see behind me, you can see the barn right there and see it is a shelf its former self. you can see the roof has been ripped off and officials tell us that this tornado had a sort of snake like path. and if you look here this house is seemingly untouched. but talking with officials, 40 to 50 homes were damaged but this community is already rebuilding. >> the tornado ripped a path of destruction five miles long, roofs were ripped off and barns levels and even a one room school house was destroyed. >> it's rare to have a tornado particularly of this magnitude
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kind of on the ground that long and doing this sort of damage. >> white horse is amish country, the deeply religious commune was already cleaning up and rebuilding today. the amish doesn't obtain traditional insurance but count on their fellow man to help. >> it's amish aid, every neighbor come together and helps the other out. >> families will be assessed a certain amount if need be to help pay for the cost and they do the work themselves. >> a command center is set up at the fire company and amish from around the region came to help those effective. the cleanup is effective but this storm could have been much more devastating. >> there are no reported injuries that we are aware of and they are fortunate in this area. >> reporter: and officials tell us that the estimated cost of
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the damage at this point is $8 million. >> thank you chad. lets switch live to meteorologist, cecily tynan, at the "action news" big board. winds up to 125 miles per hour and damage up to $8 million. >> and incredibly rare for this time of year. this is the only ef 2 tornado to hit anywhere in pennsylvania during the month of february. this is 7:00, when the super cell was forming and you can see the blue. this is hail and that super cell continued to intensify and at 7:30 we were tutting in life with programming for the warning and we saw a rear flank down draft, the air that moves in and creates the spin and the tornado
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touched down at 7:38 at white horse north of gap and we had the tornado watch posts in the afternoon because the setup in the atmosphere was really prime for tornadoes to develop. the strong upper level low and upper level vortex, a spin ahead of the squall line that was pushing quickly to the east and on top of that a strong jet stream and that give it lift, and then a lot of low level moisture and added wind with the low level jet and that created the spin and that created the storm. and now i'm tracking cold air moving in we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. no tornadoes in the delaware valley but the fierce wind and heavy rain caused plenty of damage. in hatboro, police or people woke up to find uprooted trees
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and elsewhere in the neighbor the downed trees narrowly missed home. homeowners in cherry hill was not as fortunate. a massive tree split in half falling toion of the homes on queen anne-road. fortunately nobody was hurt. on the other side of the township this tree missed the home but crushed a pickup truck. >> all the rain that fell overnight causes some flooding in the brandywine creek. this was walkers mill in wilmington. the coverage of the storm's aftermath continues at 6abc.com, we have posted raw video from chopper 6 showing it's damage left behind by the lancaster county tornado and reports on the clean up in communities across the tri-state area. a south jersey hospital alerted over 200 former patients that they need to be tested for exposure for a couple of serious diseases.
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one can only imagine the recipientses of the letters are stunned and upset. nora muchanic has the story. >> reporter: think of all the people he could have exposed. >> eileen of atlantic city is one of 213 former patients at shore medical center who have gotten a letter saying they need to be tested for possible exposure to hiv and hepatitis. >> when i got the letter i was hist orecal, i called my daughter crying and i conbelieve it. they send you the information sheet about the diseases and how it's not curable and i'm thinking oh my god. >> the notices when out after the arrest of a former pharmacist. on drug tampering charges. authorities say that he was stealing morphine and replacing it with saline. and investigators don't know if any of it came in contact with mcleash's blood.
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>> i had two surgical procedure yours at that time, i'm sure both times i was given morphine, i don't know why it took people so long to notify you. >> the tests came back negative but she is still annoyed how shore medical center handled the notification. >> how do you sends the letter out without a phone call or something, obviously it will cost you a lot to investigate and warn the public, couldn't you have made a personal phone call? >> in a statement they said they take patient care seriously, we immediately suspended the employee and an investigation continued and he was terminated. >> i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." there is new information tonight about a botched takeoff from philadelphia international airport back in 2014. it turns out it was pilot error, at the time u.s. airways
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suggested it was a blown tire that caused the plane to skid 2,000 feet into a field. the transportation safety board said the captain decided to abort takeoff after the airplane was airborne, because the copilot put wrong information into the computer. seth williams responded today to a report that lesean mccoy will not face charges in a bar brawl involving off-duty police officers. >> williams asserted no decision has yet been made. >> i have to charge the right people with the right crime nothing more than nothing left. the only timetable we have is justice. >> williams says a decision will come once all the evidence is reviewed. the former eagles running back and three friends are under investigation for a fight that seriously injured two off duty
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officers at a center city nightclub. mary lynch was sentenced to prison for steals 7$700,000 fro the district attorney's office. lynch was the financial administrator for the office and prosecutors say she spent the money on concert tickets and sporting events, facebook photos showing her at the events helped to convict her. a pothole that wreaked havoc for cars driving on i-95 northbound was patched up today. chopper 6 hd was over the scene at girard avenue in the port richmond section of philadelphia, as workers repaired the hole for the second time this month. it opened up again during last night's heavy rain and 13 cars were damaged after driving into the hole, after tomorrow's rush hour this section of the highway will be shut down, some workers can lay concrete for a more permanent fix. police are looking for the person that drove a car into a
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building in wilmington this morning. the crash happened at 9:30 on lancaster avenue and clayton street, someone slammed into a parked car and liquor store and ran off. coming up tonight, high fashion unique materials and young designers show off their creations in east falls in philadelphia. and then an injury update from spring training and a profile from the phillies young shortstop. perhaps shortstop of the future. we can finally put away the umbrellas, i'm tracking sub freezing windchills over the weekend. we'll have the details in the accuweather forecast. those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. patients across the country have spoken.
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officials in cape may county are looking into what sparked a fire at a marina. the blaze destroyed seven boats in sea isle city. some of the boats had fuel on board and that accelerated the fire. nobody was hurt. philadelphia police commissioner, richard ross visits with students at andrew morris school today. the commissioner told them about his job and answered questions about how he rose to the top of the department and what he enjoys the most about being a police officer. his answer to that was helping people. new at 6:00 tonight, high
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fashion took over the east falls section of philadelphia today and "action news" reporter, erin o'hearn was right there. paris, millan and new york, you are so 2015. >> i think there is a lot of great things happening in philadelphia. >> and the happening today was the design x runway at philadelphia university in east falls. students from a fashion design problem solving class showcased their avanteguard fashions and fabric and bleeding replaces by things like straws and plastic utensils. >> it's about experimenting with materials instead of fabric all the time. >> the top part is wedding invitations and this is plastic bags. >> there was an adonance of materials and colors, some would not associated with wearing, think lady gaga and the infamous
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meat dress there was a common theme. >> they were challenged by david's wedding experience to create modern bridal looks. it will be featured in front of nearly 2,000 people at the bridal show at the philadelphia convenience center. >> are you using glue instead of sewing things and manipulating materials in a way they are not used to. >> bringing their creativity to live was not the only challenge, all the materials had to be purchased for under $20. the cost of this philadelphia inspired mosaic dress. >> $20. >> but judging from the runway, the imagination and inoh vacation for these students have a much higher price tag.
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news from spring training. ducis rogers. >> jared icoff is expected to be in the starting rotation so when he had a fracture in his hand there was concern. he threw today in a bullpen session and said there was discomfort but that is to be expected. the phillies shortstop of the future is at camp at spring training, he is only 21 years old so short on experience but the phillies believe he is long on talent. jeff skversky reports from clearwater. >> j.p. crawford is it a kid in the candy store down here in clearwater, hanging with guys like ryan howard. manager pete mccannon says that
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freddy is the starting shortstop and to the crawford. not yet. >> phillies shortstop crawford is believed to be the biggest hit, the number one prospect and one of the top in all of baseball. >> how much pressure coxs with that. ? >> i don't find pressure at all. everybody is the same and competing for a job and i go out and do what i do. >> i don't want to sit here and put all kinds of high expectations on him. the phillies believe he could be a star but now he sounds more star struck working out with the major league club for the first time. >> i was just day dream ougt there. >> crawford dreams not just for himself, but dreaming big when it comes to the future of the phillies. >> we talk about it every day, a bunch of young talent and
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pitchers that compete and do their jobs. crawford's cousin four time all-star and dodger out fielder, carl crawford gave him the best guys, it's just a game, go and have fun. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." to the flyers, they are still on the outside of the playoff picture. they have three teams ahead of them in the wild card spot and claude giroux will miss his third straight game, those are big skates to fill. >> it is what it is. there is nothing we can really do. he is one of the best players in the league so obviously we'll miss him. >> he is our best player and has been for a long time. we are trying to fill the void, i don't know if there is one individual that can stand up and take on all the responsibilities like he has. and back to baseball, chase
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utley had a lasting effect on the phillies and the baseball rule book. remember this slide, today major baseball announced that rolling slides are banned and they must make a bona fide attempt to remain on the base. takata received a broken leg on the play. >> ducis thank you. the philadelphia 76ers launch aid new program for young people in philadelphia today. the team joined by sixers legend will b. free and franklin were at the middle school to promote something called score, the program promotes healthy choices both emotional and physical. they handed out backpacks with school supplies.
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there were soaking rains left behind problems for the commute today. lincoln drive was shut down at gypsy lane because of floodwaters and the road reopened just after 12:00 noon. you say 12:00 noon that is redundant. >> 12:00 midnight it makes sense. >> i could just say noon. we had a real bad night last night and people are trying to recover? >> our weather is drying out and it's going get cold and windy and not stormy for a while. that is a good thing. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have some moisture on the radar and it's really some light showers mixing in with a
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few snowflakes really between reading and pottstown and crossing route 100 in easton, not causing problems on the road it's all melting but this is a cold front but doesn't have a lot of moisture but plenty of cold air and cold winds. this is a sign that there are brighter days ahead. kelly posted this this morning, a rainbow over looking 42 in new jersey. well see the return of bright sunshine tomorrow but it comes with a cost of cold winds. 42 in philadelphia and allentown 38 and wildwood 43 and trenton 39 and wilmington 40, it's quite gusty right now winds from the southwest, wind gusts 25 to 37 miles per hour and what will happen tonight the winds will shift to the northwest and that pulls down the colder air. satellite 6 along with action radar showing that squall line has left the region and now a
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second one pulling through right now. this is what has the cold air in place. tonight an evening shower or sprinkle, and not a big deal, becoming partly cloudy and brisk and colder, 32 in philadelphia and 29 in allentown and cape may. tomorrow bright sunshine and that is the good news. it's chilly with a high of 41 and factor in the wind gusts at 30 miles per hour and windchills through the day won't climb out of the upper 20s and you may want to take the sunglasses and the winter coats and as we head into saturday it's seasonably cool with a high of 45 and plenty of sunshine again and winds diminish and feeling better than friday and big changes as we head into the second half of the weekend and the warm front lifts to the north and pulls winds from the southwest and that means temperatures back up into the low 60s and it looks like we'll stay that way on monday ahead of that cold front that could bring us a sprinkle or two.
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the second half of the weekend feels like spring. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunshine is back tomorrow finally but the high only 41 degrees, you factor in the wind gusts, 35 to 45 miles per hour and windchills start in the teens and low 20s and only climb into the upper 20s. definitely dress for winter, saturday a good amount of sunshine and seasonably cool with a high of 45 degrees, not as windy as friday. all in all not bad for late february and 62 degrees on sunday and mostly sunny skies and monday we match that 62 and bring in the clouds and perhaps a sprinkle with that cold front and behind that front xlit slightly cooler air and it looks like the next rainy day is wednesday with a high of 55 and behind the system on thursday it turns cooler with a high of 48 degrees.
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so cold winds tomorrow but all in all the weather is settling down. >> abc world news tonight is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and sharrie williams and ducis rogers and please join us for a special health check report at 11:00 here on channel 6. here is ali gorman with a preview. winter wait gain may not be a myth, if are you packing on extra pounds you are not alone, tonight at 11:00 i'll explain why your clothes may be fitting tighter and how to lose the weight before spring. for adam joseph and ducis rogers, i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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breaking news. we're on the scene, the deadly tornado outbreak. at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old. more than 30 twisters from texas to pennsylvania. homes destroyed. this truck blown over on the gw bridge in new york. the coast guard trying to save this boat. the showdown tonight. is this the last chance for the other candidates to try and take down donald trump before super tuesday? and, the eye-opening new poll tonight from marco rubio's own state of florida. is trump unstoppable, even there? just 24 hours after our exclusive with apple's ceo, tim cook, the fierirery moments on capitol hill today. and just tonight, apple answers the judge. new reporting tonight after a passenger jet slams into a runway. the emergency evacuation. and sylvester stallone, coming back into focus.

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