EXTENDED until 1:30 p.m. The National Weather Service ha issued a TORNADO WARNING FOR several parts of our area.
Here are the details from the NWS: Tornado Warning NYC009-029-121-201700- /O.NEW.KBUF.TO.W.0001.170720T1636Z-170720T1700Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Tornado Warning National Weather Service Buffalo NY 1236 PM EDT THU JUL 20 2017 The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southwestern Wyoming County in western New York... Northeastern Cattaraugus County in western New York... Southeastern Erie County in western New York... * Until 100 PM EDT. * At 1236 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Hamburg, moving east at 40 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. * Locations impacted include... West Seneca, Lackawanna, Hamburg, East Aurora, Boston, Eden, Colden and Orchard Park. This includes Interstate 90 between exits 57 and 56. 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.
Here is some important safety advice (from www.ready.gov)
Watch out for dark, rotating clouds. If you see one, take shelter immediately.
Listen for a tornado siren. If you hear it, seek shelter immediately.
Turn on your TV/Radio. Be sure to watch and listen for the very latest weather updates and emergency instructions. We are very lucky to have many incredible meteorologists and weather anchors here in Buffalo.
Avoid unnecessary car trips. ou don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.
Bring in outdoor furniture or things that could be blown away. These may become a safety hazard.
Take Shelter immediately. Flying debris from high winds causes most injuries.
Keep windows closed and stay away from them. Glass from broken windows can injure you.
If you’re in a building, go to the basement or lowest floor. That is the safest location.
If you’rein a mobile home, go to the nearest building or storm shelter. Even if tied down, your home can’t protect you.
If you’re driving, fasten your seat belt and go to the nearest building for cover. You’re safer indoors.
If your car gets hit by debris, stop, cover your head, and stay below the windows. You’re safer inside the car than outside.
If you’re outside, lie down in a low, flat area and cover your head with your hands. You’re safer lying down than standing up.
Avoid entering damaged buildings. Broken glass and exposed nails can injure you.
Keep away from downed power lines and objects touching them. You can be electrocuted.
Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and gloves when walking through debris. Stepping on nails and glass can injure you.
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