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NWS confirms tornado in Genesee County

A National Weather Service graphic showing the path of the tornado.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service tracked the path of the tornado through the Town of Alexander in Genesee County.

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down during Monday evening's heavy rainstorms that passed through the region.

A storm survey determined that the tornado touched down near the Alexander Fire Department Recreation Hall in Genesee County at around 6:42 p.m., knocking over two trailers, uprooting several trees and causing roof damage to three area structures before lifting up near a cemetery on Railroad Avenue.

A damaged tree and an overturned trailer.
National Weather Service

Maximum winds were estimated to be around 85 mph, with an approximate track length of three quarters of a mile.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning with a possible tornado was in effect from the National Weather Service at the time.