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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

Weather service confirms tornado

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

The twister leveled a home, damaged other buildings, knocked down power lines and trees and flipped over at least two tractor-trailers on Interstate 88. No injuries were reported.

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

The weather service says the storm hit around 3:40 p.m. Thursday, around the time President Barack Obama was speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, 40 miles east of Duanesburg.

Flood victims to get state help

ALBANY (AP) -- New York state has sent disaster assistance teams to help victims of recent flash flooding in Yates County in the Finger Lakes region.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the teams are being deployed to help residents and business owners as they prepare insurance claims.

Nearly 150 homes and 20 businesses in Yates County were damaged by the floods after heavy rains overwhelmed several small creeks.

Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the county on May 14.

     

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