District 22 Congressman Anthony Brindisi made a spontaneous visit to Homer yesterday (September 16), touring the WXHC studios and speaking with News Director Vinnie Bellardini on important issues in our community. Their discussion included threats to local dairy farming, shortages in childcare, access to rural broadband and much more. District 22 encompasses 10 counties, including […]
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UPDATE (7:53 P.M.)
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Southwestern Cortland County, North central Tioga County and Southeastern Tompkins County until 8:30 p.m.
A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued until 1:45 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm was located over Danby and Ithaca at 7:30 p.m., moving northeast with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations of most impact include Danby, Caroline, Dryden, Harford, Freeville, Brooktondale, Slaterville Springs, Besemer, Hunts Corners and South Hill.
The Weather Service says tornadoes are even possible.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
“Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.”
ORIGINAL STORY (5:33 P.M.)
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Cortland County, Northwestern Broome County and Northwestern Chenango County until 6:15 p.m. (August 15).
Their radars picked up a severe thunderstorm near Willet and Marathon, moving northeast at 20 mph with hazards including 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
According to NWS, the locations most likely to be impacted include Willet, Polkville, Norwich, Preston, Pharsalia, German, Mc Donough and Bowman Lake State Park.
Weather experts say there’s a likelihood of hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.