Northern Chenango County recovering from Thursday storm

CHENANGO COUNTY – The northern part of Chenango County and southern part of Madison County are just beginning to recover from a severe storm that raged and became a microburst leaving an immense amount of damage in its wake.

The storm began late Thursday afternoon with the cell starting over Cortland County, touching down in South Otselic and Smyrna, and wrecking the most damage in Earlville and Poolville. The National Weather Service determined that the storm intensified into a microburst in Earlville and Poolville. A microburst has damaging, high-speed winds like a tornado, but with straight-line winds, not the like rotating winds of a tornado.

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