Important Weather News- Tornado Watch Issued For Upstate New York
The National Weather Service out of Binghamton New York has issued a Tornado Watch for the Mohawk Valley, Central New York and much of Upstate New York. Here's what they are watching:
Here is the alert from the National Weather Service for August 12th 2023 through 9PM:
NEW YORK COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ALLEGANY BROOME CATTARAUGUS
CAYUGA CHAUTAUQUA CHEMUNG
CHENANGO CORTLAND DELAWARE
LIVINGSTON MADISON ONEIDA
ONONDAGA ONTARIO OSWEGO
OTSEGO SCHUYLER SENECA
STEUBEN SULLIVAN TIOGA
TOMPKINS WAYNE YATES"
Officials with the National Weather have confirmed several tornadoes in Upstate New York following severe storms that rolled across the state earlier this week.
Among them, an EF1 that came down in the Oneida County town of Vernon on Monday August 7th, just before 7:15 p.m, which uprooted several trees. Investigators were out on Wednesday assessing damage to determine if it was a true twister, and say it was one of many to touchdown in the region.
If a tornado seems likely, the National Weather Service suggests that for your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building or your home. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
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