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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1227 PM EDT Fri May 18 2018

...NWS CONFIRMS A SEVERE DOWNBURST WITH WINDS UP TO 95 MPH FROM
NARROWSBURG TO FORESTBURGH IN SULLIVAN COUNTY NY FROM STORMS ON
TUESDAY MAY 15 2018...

A storm survey crew of meteorologists from the National
Weather Service in Binghamton NY has confirmed a severe
downburst/straight-line winds in Sullivan County NY from
the severe storms on Tuesday May 15.

Location...Narrowsburg to Eldred to Forestburgh in Sullivan
County NY
Date...Tuesday May 15 2018
Estimated Time...320 PM EDT to 340 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph.
Maximum Path Width...3500 yards.
Path Length...19 miles.
Beginning Lat/Lon... 41.62631 N / 75.0437 W
Ending Lat/Lon...41.5849 N / 74.6784 W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A powerful line of thunderstorms blasted through Sullivan
County and surrounding areas between 320 PM and 340 PM on Tuesday
May 25 2018, blowing down numerous trees. There were several
locations with widespread blowdowns of mainly pine and spruce
trees. There were also many other locations with several trees
blown down and/or snapped. Most of the structural damage was to
trees falling on homes. There was an estimated 20 homes at least
that sustained damage from falling trees. Power was out through a
widespread area with numerous wires down and power poles snapped.

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication
in NWS Storm Data.

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