Monday, August 10, 2009

Severe Storms Push Through the Area - - Rochester News, Weather, and Sports

Severe Storms Push Through the Area - - Rochester News, Weather, and Sports:
"Sunday's thunderstorms caused heavy rains, spawned a tornado in the Southern Tier, numerous lightning strikes, and knocked out power to hundreds.

Reports of damage to trees and power lines have come in from Albion in Orleans County, and Batavia in Genesee County, as well as flooding in Wayne County.

The National Weather Service has also confirmed that a tornado struck Sunday in the town of Rushford in Allegany County."
From WGRZ:
"Powerlines were down in front of Marc Haskins' home outside of Rushford. He says the wind picked up a small shed from across the street and dropped it in front of his driveway. It damaged his truck and cut the powerline to his home.

Haskins didn't see a tornado either, but he and his wife didn't any chances, "When we heard the rumble, we didn't even stop to look, we just went into the basement.""

From WKBW:
"There have been many reports of widespread damage and also 100 to 200 trees down in a 50 foot wide path in the Black Creek area.
The National Weather Service hasn't confirmed an actual tornado touchdown but crews will be assessing the damage Monday morning in those areas in Allegany county."

Here are some pictures from BonaResponds.

BonaResponds will be helping in the area. If you are in need of assistance (priority given to elderly and sick, or handicapped) please email or call 716-375-2111

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