The storm struck a shopping plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township Wednesday night.
The storms caused major damage to businesses in a shopping center and overturned cars. The area was under a tornado warning at the time.
"I never seen anything like this in my life", township Mayor Carl Kuren said at the scene Thursday morning.
A tornado caused about $3,000 worth of damage on June 14, 1966 in Wayne County, Mich. Power lines were knocked down, and debris was scattered throughout the area.
"I was washing dishes in the back, my manager had us secure the doors", Isles said.
Joy Frie told The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice that staff and patrons huddled in the kitchen of the bar where she bartends until they could escape to another business.
Township Police Chief Ron Smith said the six injured people suffered only minor wounds and were not hospitalized.
The NWS said the damage assessment is ongoing and additional information about the track, damage and intensity of the tornado will be released later Thursday.
Scarboro said some of the rescues included at least one person in a wheelchair who needed help because of debris and older couples who were trapped in storm cellars by debris. "It was unexpected and unpredictable." said Ashley Ash, Kurlancheek Home Furnishings.
Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency volunteer Garrett Hittle said crews were working to stabilize the propane cylinder by off gassing the contents. And everyone made it home safely. Wednesday, and touched down near Mundy Street and Highland Park Boulevard near the Wyoming Valley Mall.
"As we stand right now, we have no leaks", Brominski said. "Our system is holding and safe at this point".