2 men killed during storm identified; tornado confirmed
Nov. 07, 2017
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men killed during a storm that weather officials have confirmed spawned a tornado in Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Service said an EF-1 tornado packing winds up to 90 mph struck just after 6 p.m. Sunday in Milcreek Township and the city of Erie. The tornado, one of 10 that touched down in northern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania, traveled for almost two and one-half miles.
About four inches of rain fell around Erie, where officials said a rush of storm water collapsed a wall and spilled about eight feet of water into a home. Scuba divers later recovered bodies identified by the Erie County coroner as 59-year-old Gary Hoffman and 55-year-old Michael Mcgurn. The deaths of the brothers-in-law were ruled accidental drownings.