WYOMING, N.Y. (WROC) — An EF-2 tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Wyoming County on Thursday, according to preliminary findings from the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Wyoming and Livingston County earlier in the morning. The tornado warning was in effect for around 35 minutes and then dropped down to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

This tornado warning was in effect until 11:15 p.m. It began around 10:40 a.m. and spread from southwest of Rochester to areas including Perry, Newburg, Gainesville, Ridge, Arcade, and Nunda.


According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary storm survey, the damage path was roughly ten miles long, starting from Java to the north of Gainesville. The path’s maximum width was 500 yards.

Wyoming County Director of Fire and Emergency Management Brian Meyers confirms a barn collapsed in Java. Parts of Chaffee Road near Route 78 are closed off to public access due to a number of powerlines and tree debris that has fallen on the roadway.

A roof also blew off the top of a barn located in Gainesville around 10:50 a.m. The damage caused nearby trees to crash on Sheppard Street below.

No more than 100 houses across Arcade and Dansville lost electricity during the two warnings, according to the national weather service in Buffalo.

News 8 meteorologist Liam Healy tracked the tornado warning in live timing Thursday morning. Coverage of this warning continued on WROC Channel 8 and rochesterfirst until the warning subsided.

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