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June 18, 2014

Some power outages, little damage from late-night storm

Little major damage from the violent storm that hit the area Tuesday night and early this morning was reported by emergency services.


About 5,000 customers were reported without power at about 11 a.m. today, according to the NYSEG website. This included 1,889 in Delaware County. According to NYSEG spokeswoman Anne Carnike, all crews are out making repairs, giving priority to safety and then restoration. The majority of service should be restored by midnight, she said.


The hardest hit area was around Fleischmanns, Delhi, Andes and Shandaken. Sidney had 200 without power at about 11 a.m. In Otsego County there were 550 listed without power with about 300 of those in Otego, she said. There were 2,002 listed without power in Chenango County and 26 without power in Schoharie County.

Emergency services in the four-county area reported mostly trees and wires down. The most damage was reported in Chenango County where chief dispatcher A. Wesley Jones said while there were no injuries. There were several cases of lightning damage, including a tree that was struck falling into a house in Plymouth, a house fire in Smyrna and a church steeple in Preston.


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