Two tornadoes have been officially confirmed in New York State
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Two tornadoes have been officially confirmed in New York State

I know we’re all tired of hearing that we’ve had “record breaking weather” in New York City lately, but boy, today was truly a record breaking day.

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl, which ravaged much of the southern United States, slammed into much of New York state, bringing severe thunderstorms, flood warnings and more than a dozen tornado warnings to western and central New York state Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands of residents were left without power, and high winds and heavy rains caused downed trees and extensive property damage across western, central and upstate New York.

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However, I’m sure many of us had no idea it would turn out this way.

Two tornadoes confirmed in New York State on Wednesday

The National Weather Service has officially determined that two hurricanes have made landfall, both in western New York.

The first, an EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph, struck the town of ArkwrightNew York in Chautauqua County at 12:06 p.m., moving northwest and eventually dissipating in the town of Hanover at 12:14

This terrifying video from WKBW-TV in Buffalo shows the destruction caused by the storm, but thankfully no one has been injured so far.

The second tornado to hit New York State today, an EF-0 tornado with estimated gusts of 85 mph, occurred in the town of Eden from 12:40 to 12:44. Once again, we are relieved that there are no casualties or serious injuries to report.

A summer, huh?

Our thoughts are with those whose homes or property have been damaged by the terrible storms, and we hope they can soon get the help they need to get back on their feet.

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