Violent storms sweep through Chenango

CHENANGO COUNTY – Violent storms swept through Chenango County last night, leaving downed trees and power lines in their wake.

“It was essentially a cluster of thunderstorms that plowed through the county,” reported Emergency Management Officer A. Wesley Jones.

The storms moved in around 9 p.m., he said, and lasted roughly an hour and a half, dropping between 3/4 and an inch of rain over much of the area.

Unlike the storms which ravaged Chenango in late April, this latest weather event did not cause flooding. But the high winds – estimated in excess of 80 miles an hour – caused widespread damage.

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