The NWS confirms two tornadoes in western New York; EF-1 in Chautauqua County and EF-0 in Erie County.

The NWS confirms two tornadoes in western New York; EF-1 in Chautauqua County and EF-0 in Erie County.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Western New York on Wednesday.

According to the NWS, an EF-1 tornado with an estimated peak wind of 110 MPH began in the town of Arkwright at 12:06 p.m. and ended in the town of Hanover at 12:14 p.m. The path was three miles long and 150 yards wide. No injuries or deaths were reported.

“Initial minor roof damage and hardwood damage was noted along Henry Road in the Town of Arkwright. Most of the tree damage continued northeast of Henry Road, with tree damage along Putnam Road as well as increasing tree damage northeast of there, across Zahm Road and Bradigah Road. Significant roof damage was noted on a home along Gage Road, as well as a wider swath of tree damage. As the storm moved northeast from there, the most significant damage was noted along Prospect Road as several structures suffered roof failures, walls were blown off, and an entire stand of hardwood trees was uprooted or completely snapped.”

– National Weather Service

7 News was on Henry Road in Arkwright on Wednesday afternoon where clean-up is already underway.

Brandon Mead captured dramatic video as the tornado ripped the roof off his parents’ home and leveled a neighboring barn on the property.

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The second tornado, EF-0 with peak winds estimated at 85 MPH, began in the town of Eden at 12:40 p.m. and ended in Eden at 12:44 p.m. The path length was 0.9 miles and the width was 75 yards. No injuries or deaths were reported.

“Minor tree damage was noted near the intersection of Jennings Road and Kickbush Gulf. Sporadic tree damage extended northeast from there to the area of ​​heaviest damage along Gary Drive and Sauer Road. At this location, several buildings were uprooted and shallow-rooted trees fell on them. This was by far the area of ​​heaviest damage and the end of the path of this tornado.”

– National Weather Service

7 News was also in Eden on Wednesday afternoon. Landowners vow to get back on their feet after their farm was destroyed.

And this isn’t the first time they’ll have to rebuild, they lost barns during Snowvember in 2014.

Eden Town Homeowners Vow to Bounce Back After Farm Destroyed by Possible Tornado

The NWS said the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

  • EF0 — 65 to 85 MPH
  • EF1 — 86 to 110 MPH
  • EF2 — 111 to 135 MPH
  • EF3 — 136 to 165 MPH
  • EF4 — 166 to 200 MPH
  • EF5 — > 200 MPH