Tornado

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Tim Wenger
May 23, 2019 - 5:02 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Increased heat and humidity may lead to the potential for severe weather across parts of Western New York today. A front of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms will sweep from the upper Ohio Valley into the northeast and will mark the arrival of this warmer weather. VIEW...
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NWS Buffalo Photos
October 20, 2018 - 7:55 pm
West Seneca (WBEN) - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down briefly in West Seneca Saturday afternoon. The funnel cloud began as a waterspout over Lake Erie and traveled inland from the lakeshore across Lackawanna before touching down along Greenmeadow Drive and leaving...
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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2017 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Nearly three weeks ago, a tornado struck the Erie County Fairgrounds. Tonight, fair staff say they're ready to host thousands over the next 12 days. "Everything's 100 percent go for the Erie County Fair," says Marty Biniasz. "In a record 20 days, we took care to close to $3...
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Richard Root
July 26, 2017 - 1:55 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - Town of Hamburg Emergency Services has posted an update to the clean-up effort after last Thursday's tornado. The full text: "A few things to report out from the July 2017 Tornado: -NYSEG let us know that they will have a low flying helicopter, red and white, surveying storm...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 21, 2017 - 1:13 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Cleanup crews continue to remedy the effects of the tornadoes that ripped through the south towns early Thursday afternoon. At Chestnut Ridge Park in Hamburg, the north side where the casino is located was left unscathed. Joggers, dog-walkers, and tennis continued as if it...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - Greg Haskell said Thursday's tornadoes reminded him of the October Surprise storm of 2006 but on a much smaller scale. The owner of Haskell Tree Service in the Southtowns tells WBEN "I've seen some things that I've has never seen in 47 years of business". Tornado damage is...
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July 21, 2017 - 9:33 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the tornadoes moved through Erie County Thursday, Erie County Sheriff's Air One helicopter was in the air and flying over the three targets of the twisters. Here is vide footage provided by the Sheriff's Department from the Fairgrounds, Chestnut Ridge Park area of...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 20, 2017 - 11:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Thursday afternoon’s tornadoes affected thousands of Western New Yorkers in different capacities. Some saw damaged rooftops and property damage at home as a result of the swirling winds, but the unofficial “ground zero” of the surprise tornadoes was at the Erie County...
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July 20, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - A line of severe weather crossed the Buffalo metro area at lunchtime Thursday as a Tornado warning and severe thunderstorm warning were both in place. The hardest hit area from the extreme winds was the Hamburg Fairgrounds area of the Town of Hamburg where structural and...
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