Hundreds Left in Dark Following Twin Tiers Thunderstorms
No major damage is being reported following strong, pop-up thunderstorms through the Twin Tiers late in the afternoon and into the evening on June 21.
Plenty of broken branches and a few trees tipped over have been reported throughout the region.
A few hundred New York State Electric and Gas customers in Chenango, Tioga and Delaware Counties woke up June 22 to no power. The NYSEG outage page said the situation in Downsville in Delaware County was being assessed while power was expected to be restored to most other areas by mid-morning.
Tompkins County and some areas around Syracuse were harder hit by strong winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. Some parts of the North Country and on the shores of Lake Ontario were reporting wind gusts over 50 miles per hour.
Local emergency services officials in the Southern Tier region say a few tree branches were reportedly brought down by the storm but the majority of the weather skipped the Southern Tier. There were no reports of injuries or major damage to roadways or structures.