Town of Hamburg Tornado Cleanup Updates

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Following a tornado hitting the Town of Hamburg last week, the town's emergency services office has released some updates via a Facebook post Tuesday.

First, it announced the town's State of Emergency will be lifted at noon on Wednesday, as the highway department continues to work on cleaning up brush and debris, especially in the Marie Drive/Best Street/High Street/Clark Street areas.

The department also says people who notice a low-flying red and white helicopter in the area shouldn't be alarmed — it is likely a NYSEG helicopter surveying storm damage. 

Finally, the department said thankfully nobody was hurt in the tornado, an EF-2 with winds between around 110 and 135 mph. It was one of three that hit Western New York Thursday. 

Hamburg's Department of Emergency Services ends its post by applauding the community's response to the tornado, with many neighbors and even strangers pitching in to help with cleanup. 

"So, while we laud the efforts of the employees of the Town who stepped up — it is time to look at yourselves, your neighbors, your friends and family, and to you we say — Thank you and great job!" it reads. 

 


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