Hamburg Fairgrounds heavily damaged during storm – Was it a tornado??

July 20, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

It is reported that the Hamburg Fairgrounds has been heavily damaged. The storm, which came barreling through the Southtowns early Thursday afternoon, complete with a Tornado warning from the National Weather Service, left a mark on a few block radius.  Winds, rain, hail and darkness flew across the county – and caused some damage along the way.

My husband, Scott Celani was near the Fairgrounds and says it looks like something sure did run through the area. Some folks say it got dark and some saw what looked like a funnel cloud over the area. There is heavy police and emergency personnel presence around the area.

Scott says some structures have been heavily damaged, power lines are hanging low, and debris is scattered around, “It looked to me like it was something really, really intense and really brief. It just ripped through very quickly.”

Photo credit: Scott Celani

FEATURE PIC CREDIT: Gabriella – @gabioliv0 on Twitter.


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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