The National Weather Service in Binghamton has confirmed a tornado did touch down in parts of Sullivan County.
“A tornado tracked from 2-miles north, northeast of Jeffersonville, through Callicoon Center, and Roscoe, before lifting near Rockland at 7 p.m.,” the NWS said.
The worst damage was estimated to be at approximately EF-2 level was located near Callicoon Center. The total path was slightly less than 10 miles with a maximum width of 300 yards.
Was there a tornado in Sullivan County? NWS will investigate reports
Sullivan County experienced severe weather on Saturday evening, with a potential tornado touching down in the area. A Tornado Warning was issued for the county from 6:49 to 7:15 p.m., based on Doppler radar rotation.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton received a storm report from Callicoon Center, where a family was trapped in their house during the peak damaging wind gusts.
NWS will be conducting a survey of the damage on Sunday to determine whether a tornado was indeed responsible for the incident.
To confirm the presence of a tornado, experts will examine the pattern of the damage. If the destruction is found to be in different directions, it could indicate that a tornado touched down. However, if the damage is all in the same direction, the cause would likely not be a tornado.
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