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NWS says tornado touched down last week in Penn Yan

The National Weather Service says a tornado with maximum winds of 100 mph touched down last week in Penn Yan.

After a daylong investigation, the weather service determined a tornado tore through the Yates County village about 8:20 p.m. Thursday. There were no injuries as result of the tornado, but a barn was leveled as result. That damage was reported on East Swamp Road.



The tornado’s path was about a mile long. It was rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

“Along the path, the tornado took down several trees, which fell in different directions,” the report said. “The tornado continued eastward to Voak Road, where it blew down a fence and another tree before lifting.”

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