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SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (NBC) - At least four people, including an infant, were killed Tuesday evening as a line of severe storms ripped through Central New York.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (NBC) - At least four people, including an infant, were killed Tuesday evening as a line of severe storms ripped through Central New York.

The National Weather Service said a tornado, packing winds as high as 125 miles per hour, touched down in Madison County. It destroyed or damaged many homes in the area, and knocked out power to more than 70-thousand customers.

The deaths occurred in rural Town of Smithfield, southeast of Syracuse. Damon Keville said he lost three generations of his family in the blink of an eye, his daughter, granddaughter and a newborn great granddaughter. "We lost, we just lost all hope when this happen. Real heart-breaker," said Keville.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo surveyed the damage in Madison County, the hardest hit area, and said it looked like a bomb went off. "The property damage that we've seen in Madison County is explosive in its effect, it looks like literally a bomb went off in a house and you just see devastation every where. Again, that's what tornados do, but we see those pictures on TV, we don't normally see them in the state of New York,” said Governor Cuomo.

People in the Town of Smithfield are still dealing with power outages Thursday morning.

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