According to the Sheriff’s Office the following people were killed:
- Kimberly Hilliard, 35
- Paris Newman, 4 months old
- Virginia Warner, 70
- Arnie Allen, 53
Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley said that Hilliard is the mother of the 4-month-old killed in the storm.
Riley said the force of the storm was such that it lifted one home approximately 150 yards before it crashed onto another home.
Five buildings - four homes and a barn - were destroyed in Madison County on Tuesday, according to the county sheriff's office.
Photos: See the storm damage in Smithfield
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down.
More details about the tornado - including its path - are still being determined, the National Weather Service says.
60 people were involved in a search effort, according to the sheriff.
The homes were located on Goff Road in Smithfield.
The storm swept through the area around 7:14 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the sheriff.
Several other homes were damaged.
The area is located about 12 miles northeast of Cazenovia.
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