Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
833 AM EDT Thu May 24 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

Corrected for date used in summary section.

...Summary...
A powerful line of thunderstorms blasted through
Sullivan County and surrounding areas between 320 PM and 340 PM on
Tuesday May 15 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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DJN/BJG



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