Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON, NY
1004 PM EDT WED JUL 9 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SMITHFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...SMITHFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...JULY 8 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...702 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100-125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...235 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...4
* INJURIES...

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON, NY HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR SMITHFIELD IN MADISON COUNTY NEW YORK ON JULY 8 2014.

THREE HOMES WERE DESTROYED AND FIVE OTHERS SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE. THE STORM FIRST STRUCK A MANUFACTURED HOME WITH SOME
ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION ON GOFF ROAD PRODUCING TWO FATALITIES. A
BARN AND HOME WERE THEN DESTROYED NEXT TO THIS FIRST HOME ON GOFF ROAD.
A TRAILER WAS DESTROYED NEXT TO THE BARN WITH ANOTHER FATALITY.
ANOTHER HOME THEN SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM FLYING MISSILES.
ALL OF THIS DESTRUCTION WAS ON GOFF ROAD. ON NORTHRUP ROAD A THREE
STORY HOME WAS REMOVED FROM ITS FOUNDATION AND THROWN DOWN A HILL
KILLING THE OCCUPANT.  PORTIONS OF THIS HOUSE WERE THROWN INTO
ANOTHER HOUSE. DAMAGE ON NORTHRUP AND GOFF ROADS WAS CLEARLY
TORNADIC WITH LOTS OF THROWN DEBRIS AND DOWNED TREES.  THE TORNADO
WEAKENED AND PRODUCED EF1 DAMAGE TO A HOME ON BUTLER ROAD THEN
WEAKENED AND ENDED ON ROUTE 31.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BGM.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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