5 Tweets From Last Night's Dutchess Tornado Warning
If you're among the majority of Dutchess locals who heard of a potential tornado, but didn't see anything in person, check out these tweets from last night.
Update (6/1/17; 4:25 p.m.): The National Weather Service is now reporting that a tornado did briefly touch down in Dutchess County. According to the report, "The tornado path began near the intersection of Maloney Road and Route 376. The tornado traveled due east along and just north of Maloney Road for approximately 1.25 miles before dissipating. Damage included numerous snapped hardwood and softwood trees and the roof lifted off a shed."
Many mid-Hudson Valley residents were left without electricity Wednesday night as a thunderstorm, with a touch of golf ball-sized hail, tore through the area. To top it off, many may have unexpectedly received messages from loved ones asking whether they were safe from a reported tornado in the area.
Fortunately, there are no confirmed reports that such an event touched down in Dutchess County last night, and while there were reports of downed wires and trees in Millbrook and LaGrange, damage is not overly extensive.
The National Weather Service's Tornado Warning lasted from 7:14 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., but if you’re like most locals, you probably didn’t see anything too worrisome. If that’s the case, check out a few tweets from last night that show what could have turned into a notable disaster.
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