SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The National Weather Service in Binghamton has confirmed a tornado touched down in Susquehanna County after severe storms rolled through on Monday.
28/22 News reported residents saw everything from flooding to high winds taking down trees and wires.
Tuesday, the National Weather Service examined the damage on Stevens Point Road and confirmed it was a tornado that came through the area.
“Fortunately it’s just trees, really it’s kind of on the lower end of the scale we haven’t really determined exactly what this tornado will rank as but in my experience it kind of looks like it’s on the lower end,” said Dave Nicosia a meteorologist for NWS Binghamton.
Minimal damage, but it was in fact a tornado that touched down Monday night in Harmony Township in Susquehanna County.
About one mile South of the Pennsylvania-New York border.
A Susquehanna County resident recalls the rain Monday night as one of the worst he’s seen.
“I’ve been along for some time and I’ve seen some heavy rains, that was that was right up in the top five anyway probably, ditches were overflowing, the road was getting washed away it looked like,” says Jon Burdick, an Oakland Resident
Driving along Stevens Point Road there were no signs of a storm until we reached this point.
Trees bent over, knocked down, and tons of debris.
Thankfully nearby homes were not damaged, but they were without power for much of Tuesday.
“Be happy that it wasn’t a lot worse, cause it could have been it looked pretty bad on the radar last night when we were issuing the tornado warnings,” added Nicosia.
Penelecthe first energy company made its way up Stevens Point Road fixing power lines with power estimated to be restored by the end of the day.
The National Weather Service has not yet confirmed the severity of that tornado in Susquehanna County.