Crawford County Senior Living Facility Hit by Tornado, Residents Evacuated

| October 2, 2018

CRAWFORD CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Crawford County eldercare home has been directly hit by a tornado.

Crawford County Public Safety reported that a tornado touched down in the vicinity of Conneautville this afternoon causing damage to a villa and a portion of the main facility at Rolling Fields Eldercare.

National Fuel Gas has shut off gas to the facility, and 162 residents have been transported to Conneautville Volunteer Fire Department and Conneautville Valley Middle School.

Two minor injuries were reported, and they were transported to local hospitals.

The American Red Cross is opening a center at the Church of Christ on Main Street in Conneautville for those who have been evacuated from Rolling Fields. If necessary, the center will be converted into a full-service shelter later tonight.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued a Tornado Watch until 11:00 p.m. and a Flash Flood Warning until 9:30 p.m. for Crawford County.

Emergency officials are monitoring the situation with reports of standing water and downed trees on various roadways throughout the county.

Residents are urged to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.

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