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Tornado touches down in Wayland, NWS confirms

A tornado touched down in Wayland, Steuben County on Monday night, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has confirmed.

The tornado was rated E-1 with peak winds estimated at 90 miles per hour, according to a recent public information statement.


Tornado touched down on Sept. 19 just after 7:30 p.m.

The tornado touched down at approximately 7:33 p.m. on Monday, September 19 and ended just five minutes later.

The tornado is reported to have caused significant damage to trees in the town northwest of Bath.

“This included a few trunk snaps, several uprooted trees, and numerous downed large branches,” said the NWS.

NWS said the Sept. 19 tornado started near Buffalo Street west-northwest of Wayland.

The tornado continued moving to the east-southeast, including through the town’s south side, and eventually dissipated roughly a half mile southeast of the town center.


Some residential damage reported, including crushed backyard swimming pool

A large vehicle was impaled by a large branch, reports NWS.

An eyewitness said they saw another vehicle being moved several inches sideways on the road.

Some residential damage also occurred.

This included roof damage to multiple homes that were struck by collapsing trees or large branches, collapsed fences and a backyard swimming pool crushed by the tornado.

For the latest weather updates from NWS’ Binghamton office, click here.



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