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Severe storms kill 3 people in Madison County, damage homes, cause power outages throughout region

10:04 p.m. update:

The National Weather Service says three people died from the storms in Madison County.

Family members confirm to WRVO News that three people were killed in Peterboro when the homes they were in on Goff Road collapsed after being pounded by thunderstorms.

The deceased include a mother and her four-month-old daughter who were in a single family home. Another woman, approximately 70 years old, according to family members, was in a mobile home that was also destroyed. In all, four homes collapsed.

From earlier:

A line of severe thunderstorms moved through central and northern New York Tuesday evening, leaving thousands without power and causing significant damage. 

The storms began around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and intensified as they moved closer to central New York. Tornado warnings were issued for parts of Cayuga, Onondaga and Madison counties, and later for parts of Madison and Oneida counties. The National Weather Service has not confirmed that any tornadoes touched the ground, but significant damage can be seen around the region. 

National Grid says they have crews spread out through western and central New York to work on restoring power, and reports that earlier this evening 63,000 customers lost power in the region from the storms.

9:05 p.m. Tuesday update:

Here are the latest power outage numbers as reported by National Grid and Rochester Gas and Electric:

Cayuga County: 2,451 outages

Cortland County: 2,204 outages

Jefferson County: 3,707 outages

Lewis County: 2,998 outages

Madison County: 3,695 outages

Monroe County: 11,319 outages

Oneida County: 14,713 outages

Onondaga County: 16,802 outages

Oswego County: 9,715 outages

Wayne County: 4,724 outages

There are multiple trees down per block, according to WRVO's Ryan Delaney, reporting from East Syracuse. "Every corner you turn, there are trees down. Residents are sitting outside talking and checking on each other. Some village crews are cleaning up. Other people with chainsaws are cutting limbs," he said.

Credit Gino Geruntino / WRVO
Storm damage in Oswego

Damage is spread throughout central New York. Trees and power lines are down, homes and businesses are damaged. Multiple reports indicate the Midway Drive-In in Minetto was badly damaged in the storm. 

Stay with WRVO throughout the evening as this post will be updated often. We'll bring you the latest tomorrow morning beginning at 5:00 a.m. during Morning Edition.

Jason has served as WRVO's news director in some capacity since August 2017. As news director, Jason produces hourly newscasts, and helps direct local news coverage and special programming. Before that, Jason hosted Morning Edition on WRVO from 2009-2019. Jason came to WRVO in January of 2008 as a producer/reporter. Before that, he spent two years as an anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio in Syracuse.