Tornado Warning Issued For Erie County; Rotation Spotted On Radar

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Buffalo, New York. The warning comes as thunderstorms and warm weather have been active throughout WNY today.

The warning states:

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Tornado Warning for… Northwestern Cattaraugus County in western New York… Southern Erie County in western New York… Northeastern Chautauqua County in western New York… Until 445 PM EDT..

At 406 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Silver Creek, or 8 miles east of Dunkirk, moving northeast at 20 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado. SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near… Evangola State Park around 425 PM EDT.

Evans, Angola and Angola on the Lake around 435 PM EDT. North Collins around 440 PM EDT. Eden and Derby around 445 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Sheridan, Silver Creek Reservoir, West Falls, Forestville, Versailles, Farnham, Langford, Collins and Perrysburg. This includes Interstate 90 between exits 58 and 55.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED; HAIL…<.75IN

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