Deadly storm strikes near Syracuse, New York

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REUTERS

, Last Updated: 1:07 AM ET

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  - Three people were confirmed killed near Syracuse, New York, from the collapse of three homes attributed to a possible tornado during a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

The storm with damaging high winds struck a short distance from the hamlet of Peterboro in Madison County, New York, roughly 25 miles southeast of Syracuse, at about 7 p.m. local time, the Weather Service office in Binghamton said in a bulletin.

Severe weather was reported by the Weather Service across much of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday afternoon and evening.


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