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SLIDESHOW: JAN. 8, 2019 tornado

Emergency personnel clear large trees from the roadway of Everett-Hull Road after a tornado came through the area Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple
The storage building at Hillside Cemetery along West Main Street in Cortland was destroyed by the tornado Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple
Emily Kwiecinski of Bazetta witnesses the tornado as hit touches down in her front yard along Everett-Hull Road just east of Bazetta Road. Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple
Trees were snapped off and tosses over grave markers at Hillside Cemetery along West Main Street in Cortland by the tornado Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple
Photo special to the Tribune Chronicle / Aaron Chine The funnel of a confirmed tornado can be seen above the trees at Mosquito Lake State Park in this photo taken by Warren artist Aaron Chine, who was fishing Tuesday morning when the tornado made its way through the Cortland area. The National Weather Service categorized it as an EF-1 storm.
Penni Rohrabaugh of Bazetta stands in the driveway of her rental property along Everett-Hull Road in Bazetta next to a large tree that topple over when the tornado came through Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple
Grave markers were toppled over and the storage building was destroyed at Hillside Cemetery along West Main Street in Cortland Tuesday morning by the tornado. by R. Michael Semple
U.S. Marine veteran and Local 1714 UAW retiree Dave Miller of Bazetta, holds his Marine and U.S. flags that he took down after his flag pole was damaged by the tornado and his house also received damage from the storm. by R. Michael Semple
Emergency personnel clear large trees from the roadway of Everett-Hull Road after a tornado came through the area Tuesday morning. by R. Michael Semple

The EF-1 tornado was described as 75 yards wide with wind speeds of between 95 to 100 mph, according to Paul Wetzl, meteorologist with Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN 27, adding it traveled about 4.5 miles from Champion into Cortland. It hit the ground at about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday