BAINBRIDGE – Private property was destroyed and a number of large trees felled following the touchdown of a tornado which achieved wind speeds estimated at 110 mph at approximately 8 p.m., Friday in the Town of Bainbridge.
Although no injuries were reported, several instances of private property damage did occur, including the destruction of a large barn, a trailer, and the annihilation of a car on East Afton Road in Bainbridge.
Other than the area immediately surrounding East Afton Road, damage was limited and the town’s supervisor was not alerted to any emergency reports other than NYSEG's response to downed power lines.
On Friday, at approximately 7:57 p.m., the National Weather Services out of Binghamton issued a tornado warning lasting through 8:30 p.m. According the NWS Binghamton warning, doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm able to produce a tornado moving northeast through Bainbridge and Chenango County. Those in the path of the storm were strongly urged to seek shelter in either a basement or inside a building as far removed from any windows as possible.