Overnight Storms Bring Down Roof Of New Kensington Church

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – The roof of St. Mary Częstochowa Catholic Church in New Kensington was partially ripped off due to the heavy winds overnight.

The church is located on Kenneth Road.

According to the New Kensington Fire Department, they received over ten calls for their 5 city-wide companies.

All five companies responded to the call at St. Mary’s and firefighters worked to deploy salvage covers inside and make sure the utilities were controlled.

They said St. Mary’s was just one of many structures around New Kensington assessed for wind damage.

Other areas saw damage due to the storms that rolled through overnight.

One viewer sent us a picture of a Jeep that turned over in Mt. Pleasant due to heavy winds and rain.

Photo Credit: Sherry Spataro

Two homes in Robinson Township had their driveways blocked due to downed trees, according to KDKA’s Lisa Washington.

One of the trees snapped and another was uprooted as a result of the high winds.

The homes are located S. Petrie Road in Robinson Township and the owner of one of the homes told KDKA’s Lisa Washington that he is a healthcare worker at a local hospital and is unsure how he is going to be able to get to work this morning.

WATCH: Lisa Washington Reports on Storm Damage In Robinson Township

In a strange twist, the owners of the two homes recently put up new mailboxes and somehow, the downed trees missed the mailboxes and they are still standing.

Photo Credit: KDKA’s Lisa Washington

Ellwood City also saw damage from heavy winds.

Wind and debris blew out the windows of the storefront of New Dimension Comics along Lawrence Avenue.

Photo Credit: KDKA Morning News


KDKA will have team coverage of severe weather damage all morning on KDKA Morning News.