Strong storms move through WNY

Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through WNY

BUFFALO, NY -- Around 7 p.m. Saturday, strong storms began moving through Western New York. 

Damage included downed trees, particularly in the City of Lockport. 

One knocked into a home on Prentice Street and it took crews several hours to remove the tree, according to 2 On Your Side's Danny Spewak, who was on the scene. 

The homeowner said everyone inside the home was OK and the tree hit the roof before falling into the lawn. 

He added he is unsure of the damage to the tree due to the fact that his home, like many others in the area, lost power during the storms. 

More than 564 customers in Lockport lost power and more than 1,100 customers in Buffalo lost power as well, according to NYSEG and National Grid. 

Wind gusts up to 60 mph and some hail were predicted with these severe storms that moved northeast.  Very heavy rain and frequent lightning occurred with these storms as well.

A strong cold front moving into the area continued to bring storms into late Saturday evening, according to meteorologist Jennifer Stanonis. The last severe thunderstorm warning for the area expired at about 10 p.m. 

 


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