Wilkes-Barre Township, June 14, 2018 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after it was confirmed that an EF-2 tornado hit Wilkes-Barre Township:

Senator Yudichak tours the tornado damage in Wilkes-Barre Township with Governor Wolf and Mayor Kuren.

“Touring the tornado damage today in Wilkes-Barre Township with Governor Wolf and Mayor Kuren, I cannot help but be profoundly grateful that there was no loss of life or serious personal injuries,” said Senator Yudichak.

Senator Yudichak was near the tornado corridor last night with his family watching his oldest daughter play field hockey at the Kings College athletic fields. The games were canceled around 9:30 p.m., and the tornado touched down at 10:06 p.m. after the families safely vacated the area.

“You have to think of it as the miracle on Mundy Street when you consider that the area where the tornado hit is generally populated with thousands of employees, customers, and hundreds of young athletes,” added Senator Yudichak.

“Our job now, at all levels of government, is to quickly work with the damaged businesses and help them rebuild so we can get every displaced worker back to work and our economy growing again.”