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Tornadoes confirmed in Mid-Hudson





Gov. Cuomo thanked the National Guard staff for their help in Putnam County after the storm

MID-HUDSON – The National Weather Service says Tuesday confirmed four confirmed tornadoes in the region.

In Putnam County, one hit hit Patterson and another hit Kent.

A third tornado was reported in Newburgh City in Orange County and a quarter was confirmed in Yulan, Sullivan County.

Crews were on the move Wednesday in the area to remove fallen trees and repair supplies after the Tuesday storm.

In Newburgh, Fire Chief Terry Ahlers said they spent Wednesday assessing damage.

"We have at least a dozen buildings that we have found so far without roofs, the roofs were completely removed from the buildings due to the storm, we have nine crews who walk street by street and build buildings by doing damage assessments." said Ahlers.

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Putnam County on Wednesday with district chief Mary Ellen Odell, and he advised that there might be more dangers.

"We are expecting more rain," said the governor. "Soil is softer and trees that are in a bad position may even deteriorate."

The state of emergency remained in force in parts of Sullivan County.

Several comfort stations have been set up in the region.

  • The Red Cross has a center in the Fishkill Town Hall off Route 52.
  • The Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Newburgh is open tonight as a sanctuary and food and water for anyone affected by history.
  • Gold's Gym in Newburgh City has opened its doors to the public for showers and cell phone charging stations.
  • Planet Fitness sites in the area are open to storm victims.
  • In Putnam County, comfort stations are in the Putnam Valley Friendship Center, Patterson Recreation Center and Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association in Brewster

Governor Andrew Cuomo toured Putnam Valley Wednesday assessing the damage with other top officials including Mar y Ellen Odell , Managing Director of Putnam County. The governor noted that this week with additional rain could weaken tree root systems and other trees fall. He urged people to be extra careful.

At the peak of power outages, 200,000 customers had no electricity in the region on Tuesday, Cuomo said.


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