The Sharon Hermitage Tornado of 1985

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This video is of one that hit my small town of Hermitage. At the time we were hunkering down on the corne...
This video is of one that hit my small town of Hermitage. At the time we were hunkering down on the corner of Meek and Elm street at my grandpa’s house in Sharon, PA My cousins team (The Sharon Tigers) Jr. Baseball team had just won the championships and we were over there for the party. It was a long time ago but I remember that the warning came across the screen and for the first time my Grandpa opened the shelter. He was never afraid of nothing, but something he later told us was different about this storm. Well we huddled in there and after a while came back up after the all clear was blown. Then another warning came across and we all went out on the porch. Right about then is when the hail started falling. I remember these things were the size of lumpy volley balls. I ran out to get one, being a kid and all, and my grand father ran out after me and threw me on the porch into the dads hands. He ended up taking a hail stone to the shoulder, but was fine. We road it out in the basement to see the town later destroyed. My dads old blue Dodge Ram van was crushed under ton of hail stones. I still got the local paper from that day, and George Bush Sr. himself is standing right in front of “Mike’s Corner Market”, just down from my grand dad’s house. Later we found the championship banner of my cousin inside his store. That was one hell of a storm. Broke the record for widest I believe, and almost they said because the first E.F. 6 on record.
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