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#1453892 - 07/13/14 07:50 PM Tornado in Schuyler?
newsman38 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Severe storms rip northern Schuyler County

Severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado ripped through northern Schuyler County late this afternoon, causing extensive damage but no reported injuries.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area and there were eyewitness reports of a twister, but those reports have not been confirmed, according to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.

Most of the storm’s impact was in the Town of Reading, near the Yates County line, the sheriff’s office said.

There were numerous downed trees and property damage reported but no injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The worst of the weather passed about 15 miles north of Watkins Glen Racetrack, where hundreds of people were taking part in the Finger Lakes Wine Festival today.

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#1454059 - 07/14/14 03:37 PM Re: Tornado in Schuyler? [Re: newsman38]
Teonan Offline
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Registered: 05/30/12
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Loc: Gaia

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Binghamton has confirmed that a tornado touched down Sunday in the Town of Reading, Schuyler County.

The weather service gave the tornado, which touched down around 4:40 p.m., a strength of EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with wind speeds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.

The weather service is still surveying damage.

A video posted on the National Weather Service Facebook page from a Facebook fan shows a funnel cloud with rotation near Rock Stream.

A home’s roof was blown off at 4324 County Route 27 in the Town of Reading. People were in the home at the time, but no one was injured.
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