Tornado kills four in New York, Smithfield hardest hit
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 01:27
Madison County Sheriff confirms four killed, homes flattened by tornado in the town of Smithfield. Governor Cuomo confirms property damage throughout the state. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thunderstorms and high winds swept through the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday (July 8) following tornado warnings, killing three people in New York state and a boy who was crushed to death by a fallen tree in Maryland, weather and emergency officials said. One of the hardest-hit spots was a community outside the hamlet of Peterboro in Madison County, New York, 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Syracuse, where a severe storm with high winds struck at about 7 p.m. Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley spoke about the storm that killed four people and destroyed five homes in the town of Smithfield, New York. Among the deceased is a 4 month old baby and her mother. The other victims were 53 years old and 70 years old. "Miscellaneous property damage all throughout the state but nothing like what happened here in Madison County," said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. According to an initial assessment, the National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado struck Smithfield Tuesday night. An official says she expects the tornado to be deemed at least an EF-2 with winds in excess of 100 mph. About 40,000 homes remain without power Wednesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo says power has been restored to 30,000 other homes.
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