Multiple tweets indicate a powerful tornado has demolished buildings in the Bensalem Township, a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that borders the northeast section of Philadelphia.
Alertpage Inc. reports a GMC dealership has experienced a "major collapse."
BENSALEM, PA (BUCKS COUNTY) | *BUILDING COLLAPSE | 4427 E STATE RD @ GMC DEALERSHIP | MAJOR COLLAPSE REPORTED - MCI DECLARED #BREAKING— Alertpage Inc. (@alertpage) July 29, 2021
The real-time public safety news Twitter handle says, "major damage throughout the area [Bensalem] - damage to multiple dwellings & reports of trees down."
MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE AREA - DAMAGE TO MULTIPLE DWELLINGS & REPORT OF TREES DOWN - AREA WAS UNDER TORNADO WARNING #BREAKING— Alertpage Inc. (@alertpage) July 29, 2021
The area was under a tornado warning when a "confirmed" tornado ripped through the township.
#BREAKING Confirmed tornado over Bensalem near Neshaminy Mall, Bucks Co, with hail size of ping pong balls. Moving southeast now. Take shelter now. @brittneyshipp @SteveSosnaNBC on air now @NBCPhiladelphia #severeweather pic.twitter.com/zBdLjOIYgr— Jim Rosenfield (@jimrosenfield) July 29, 2021
A car dealership appears to have collapsed.
Here's a video of more damage to commercial buildings. There are reports of people "screaming underneath the debris."
🚨#BREAKING: Mass casualty incident declared following GMC Dealership collapse in Bensalem, Pennsylvania— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) July 29, 2021
📌#Bensalem l #PA
The building has collapsed onto numerous people following a potential tornado. Witness reports show people are screaming underneath the debris. pic.twitter.com/51kMTrKFmy
From inside the car dealership.
More views of the damage and storm.
🚨Please do NOT venture out on the roads in Bensalem. Please allow emergency crews to get through and help our community. The photo below by Jeff Camp: Old Lincoln Highway by the Penn Valley Terrace Trailer Park. pic.twitter.com/yrBEhZbEYF— Trevose Fire Company (@TFC484) July 29, 2021
*This story is still developing...