Tornado CONFIRMED in Oneida County

The National Weather Service continues to assess damages

VERNON (WSYR-TV) - At 9:16 Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in Binghamton confirmed that a tornado did in fact occur just southwest of Verona and near Vernon shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30.

According to the meteorologists at The National Weather Service, after conducting a ground survey, the tornado was classified as an EF-0 with maximum wind speeds of 70 mph. 

The tornado touched down at 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Fox Rd. and Route 365, several miles southwest of Verona, NY.

Dave Nicosia, NWS Meteorologist said the tornado knocked down about a dozen trees, several power poles and a few homes sustained damage from fallen trees and lost a few shingles from the strong winds. 

Nicosia said the path of the tornado was about 1.7 miles long and it was only about 100 yards wide. He said the worst of the damage was along Route 365 between Fox Rd. and Stoney Brook Rd.

For a look at storm damage in Oneida County and video near where the NWS says the tornado hit, click here.

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