Officials from the National Weather Service office in Upton, New York have completed their initial damage assessment in the Orange County village of Goshen and have determined that an EF-1 tornado struck the town on Friday afternoon with winds of 90 to 100 mph. The twister was on the ground for 2.1 miles and had a path width of 100 yards.
In addition to the damage survey, officials also had significant evidence from radar signatures and some ground truth with eyewitness reports of a funnel cloud.
According to the results of the damage survery, the tornado touched down near 109 Coleman Road and lifted near 600 Craigville Road. Along the path of the tornado, damaged trees converged in a very narrow path. The most significant property damage was found on Hasbrouck Road where two houses were heavily damaged. Roof shingles were torn off the homes along with skylight windows blown in and even a small branch that was blown right through a storm gutter. Other homes had trees fall on them with minor structural damage reported.
A tornado watch was in effect for southern New York when the tornado hit, and a tornado warning had also been issued for this particular storm cell.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the storm.
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