I know we’re all sick of hearing we’ve had “record breaking weather” in New York lately, but holy moly. Today really was a day for the record books.

The leftovers of Hurricane Beryl, which ravaged much of the southern United States, had much of New York State in its path, prompting severe thunderstorms, flood warnings, and over a dozen tornado warnings throughout Western and Central New York on Wednesday afternoon. 

Thousands of residents were left without power, and the gusty winds and heavy downpours caused trees to tumble down and a significant amount of damage to property throughout Western, Central, and Upstate New York. 

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However, I'm sure many of us had no idea it would be like this. 

Two Tornadoes Confirmed Wednesday In New York State

The National Weather Service has officially established two tornadoes touched ground, both in the Western New York area. 

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

This terrifying video from WKBW-TV in Buffalo shows the storm's destruction, but thankfully, no one has been reported hurt so far. 

The second tornado to hit New York State today, an EF-0 tornado with estimated gusts of 85mph, took place in the town of Eden from 12:40 pm to 12:44 pm. Again, we’re relieved no casualties or major injuries are known.

Some summer, huh?

Our minds are with those who suffered damaged houses or property from the terrifying storms, and we hope they can get the necessary help to get back on their feet again soon. 

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