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Fast-moving storm causes damage across Tompkins, Cortland counties

Fast-moving storm causes damage across Tompkins, Cortland counties

A strong storm Wednesday night knocked this tree into a home on Floral Avenue in Cortland. Photo: WHCU/Brendan Callahan

A fast-moving storm swept through northern portions of Tompkins County and much of Cortland County shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Multiple reports came in on Tompkins County emergency scanners of trees and wires down across areas of the towns of Lansing and Groton.

Reports also came in to Cortland County emergency responders about trees that fell onto houses. One report came along Starr Road in Cortlandville, while another report came on Floral Avenue in Cortland. Crews were also dealing with a tree that came down across Kellogg Road near the city line.

A tornado warning was in place for southeastern Cayuga County, along with parts of Tompkins and Cortland counties, through 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

NYSEG still reported less than 1,000 power outages in Tompkins County before 10 p.m. National Grid also reported hundreds of outages across Cortland County.

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