Rare tornado kills four in Eastern U.S.

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Eastern parts of the U.S. are recovering from severe weather. In New York state, a rare tornado tore through an area near the western city of Syracuse killing four people, including a four month old baby and her mother. CCTV’s Chris Clackum has more on the toll from these powerful storms.

Rare tornado kills four in Eastern U.S.

Rare tornado kills four in Eastern U.S.

Eastern parts of the U.S. are recovering from severe weather. In New York state, a rare tornado tore through an area near the western city of Syracuse killing four people, including a four month old baby and her mother. CCTV's Chris Clackum has more on the toll from these powerful storms.
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Officials said a 35-year-old woman and her 4-month-old daughter were among those killed in Smithfield. In Manchester, Maryland, a tree fell at a summer camp, killing one child and injuring six others headed to a shelter.

Barbara Watson, the meteorologist leading the weather service survey team in New York, said the Smithfield tornado’s winds were at least 100 mph (160 kph) and certainly reached undetermined higher speeds.

Tornadoes touched down in the town of Smithfield in rural New York state on Tuesday, as well as in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Strong thunderstorms also swept through Maryland and New Jersey, blowing down buildings, trees and utility lines.