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A tornado touched down just south of Salem and had a hit-skip path east-southeast to southeast of New Waterford where the funnel went back into the clouds.  This same storm complex produced a tornado at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  Many homes and farm buildings were destroyed, with damage estimates $5 to $6 million.
Source: NCDC Storm Data: May 1985; Volume 27, Number 5