CORFU, N.Y. (WIVB) - A number of residents and business owners in Genesee County weredevastated Saturday night.
A tornado whipped its way through there Saturday, damaginghomes and businesses.
Wind speeds reached 100 miles per hour, knocking over justabout everything within a four-mile stretch.
The tornado initially touched down in the town of Darien andended in the village of Corfu in Genesee County.
And by looking at the video attached you can see it was adangerous situation.
Downed power lines and trees in the middle of the street andon residential properties.
The menacing tornado damaged nearly 25 homes, forcing peopleto stay somewhere else.
"Coming outside definitely made me cry," said resident ShantelSchmiegl.
"We had some downed trees right in the middle of our roadwaysour responders had to come from a few different directions to getaround that to make sure the people of the village were secure andsafe," said Brian McMartin, Village of Corfu Fire Chief.
News trackers have been sending News 4 pictures of weatherrelated damage.
One shows us the Petals and Plants green house that got prettysmashed up on Main Street.
In Buffalo, Roxanne Cumberlander took News 4 for a tour throughLasalle Park.
A place where she and her husband normally come to spendtime together.
Cumberlander said, "This is our secret place and we noticed andI said honey the tree's down lightning hit it."
Massive trees split in half and toppled over.
Not only in Lasalle Park but all over western New York.
"I just had a couple in my yard on Busti come down too," saidGeorge Capizzi.
Capizzi couldn't help but get up close to this.
You don't have to go far to see downed power lines or debriscovered roads.
By now we know to expect anything when it comes to theweather in western New York.
Even so, we had to ask people how they would describe thisyear's summer.
Cumberlander said, "It's strange, really strange."
Capizzi described the weather as, "Terrible. My tomato plantsaren't growing and everything's terrible."
1993 was the last time a tornado touched down in Genesee County.
In that case, two people were killed when two trucks landedon top of one another.
Emergency responders say people were very lucky Saturday'stornado didn't cause anymore damage.
If you have photos of the storm or storm damage, be a News 4Newstracker and send them tous.
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