Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Path of Destruction

Written By: Joe Melillo
Path of Destruction

ELMIRA (WENY) --  On the southside of Elmira, right down the road from Maple Avenue, Andrew Foster and his wife were in the basement as the heart of the storm passed overhead.

The loud bang they heard was an 80 foot pine tree in their back yard falling on their garage.  Andrew says the tornado touched down and plowed through the woods right behind his house.

Even though it was a scary situation, Andrew and his wife said they're glad to be safe and that they followed safety protocol.

"The smart thing is to go down into your basement to be safe," says Foster. "So we're fortunate, we're blessed."