• NWS confirms microburst in Lawrenceville area

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    PITTSBURGH - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst moved through the Lawrenceville area Saturday evening.

    PHOTOS: Severe storms leave behind damage in Pittsburgh

    Channel 11's Amy Hudak was in the area checking out the damage left behind.

    There were hundreds of outages in the area, according to Duquesne Light's website. There were also outages in Millvale, Reserve and Shaler.

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    Two buildings also partially collapsed, shutting down a portion of Butler Street.

    Viewer Larry Gioia sent us this photo of damage to a building:

    Photo credit: Larry Gioia
    Photo credit: Larry Gioia
    Larry Gioia

    Pittsburgh officials said it's a miracle nobody was hurt given the nature of the damage. 

    "We have two building collapses – lots of debris and trees uprooted in Allegheny cemetery and one tree on a car about 4 blocks down from here," Pittsburgh Public Information Officer Cara Cruz said.


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