VIDEO & PHOTOS: Dangerous Thunderstorm Tears Through Sullivan County; Thousands Without Power [UPDATED 4:45PM EST]


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0.jpg[VIDEO, PHOTO & UPDATES BELOW] 2:55PM EST: The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Sullivan County until 3:00PM EST.

At 1:57PM National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm. This storm was located near Fremont and moving east at 20 mph.

The severe thunderstorm will be near…
Hortonville and Callicoon by 205 pm
Hortonville by 210 pm
Callicoon center and Cochecton center by 215 pm
Jeffersonville by 220 pm
Jeffersonville by 225 pm
White Sulphur springs by 240 pm

This storm has the potential to produce nickel to quarter sized hail.

At 2:50PM EST a dangerous storm was hitting the Kiamisha / Monticello area. Dangerous lightening, and hail the size of quarters were pelting the area. Many bungalow colonies were plunged into darkness following lightening strikes as well.


UPDATE 4:00PM EST: The entire Monticello area is currently without power. YWN has been informed by Sullivan County Officials that crews are working feverishly to restore power asap.

UPDATE 4:45PM EST: The National Weather Service has issued another sever thunderstorm warning for Southern-Sullivan County until 5:15PM EST. The storm is capable of producing large hail, strong winds, & dangerous lightening. Please use caution while driving on the roads.

Additionally, the Monticello area remains without power – resulting in many camps & bungalow colonies without water. (Many locations rely on pumps from wells which operate on electricity.

YWN VIDEO & PHOTO LINKS: Click HERE for YWN video & HERE for photos of the storm.

(YWN Sullivan County News Team 2009)


  1. According to the news, “the Monticello area remains without power [and]…without water.”
    Well, we know that the Ribbono Shel Olam is the ultimate power Who has brought this about. So, what message can we find in this event, happening at the very start of this year’s summer exodus to the mountains?

    Maybe that it’s time for this nonsense to end? Maybe that hopping from golus-place A to golus- place B–to create a more comfortable environment for ourselves–is exactly the wrong thing to be doing at this time? Instead of planning how to beat the traffic on Route 17, maybe Hashem is telling us to start planning with Nefesh b’Nefesh
    to go home to Eretz Yisrael. The geula is imminent folks. It’s time to stop behaving like everything is status quo. Storm clouds have gathered in the Catskills…we ignore it at our risk.