Elmira, NY Tornado: Possible Twister Hits City

07/26/2012 05:32 pm ET | Updated Jul 27, 2012

A possible tornado hit the city of Elmira in New York's Southern Tier on Thursday, reportedly causing damage.

The Associated Press reports:

Emergency officials say a tornado touched down in the city of Elmira and there are reports of several buildings damaged.
Chemung County emergency officials say tornado touched down after 4 p.m. in the Southern Tier city. They were assessing the situation and did not know if there were any injuries.
The National Weather Service issued its first tornado warning at 3:35 p.m. and have received reports of fallen trees and siding damage. The storm system was heading east.

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According to the National Weather Service, there are reports of damage at Arnot Mall and the Elmira Country Club, with people reportedly trapped in vehicles.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported earlier:

“The risk for widespread damaging winds will increase from midday to mid-afternoon from Indiana and Ohio across Pennsylvania, southeast New York, into western Massachusetts and Connecticut,” the U.S. Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said in a severe weather outlook.

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