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Destruction from confirmed tornado in eastern New York

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that it was a tornado that destroyed a home, knocked over tractor-trailers and snapped trees in half in rural eastern New York.

Meteorologists who surveyed the storm damage damage Friday in Schenectady County say the funnel cloud appeared to have touched ground Thursday afternoon near Duanesburg, 20 miles west of Albany.


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The weather service reports that trees and power lines were knocked down, several homes were damaged and a barn collapsed as strong storms moved through rural Schenectady and Albany counties between 3:30 and 4:30 Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was in effect at the time, based on radar images.

The storm system weakened as it moved eastward across the Hudson Valley.
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