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Residents clean up after tornado

September 07, 2011
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CRANESVILLE, NY — With cleanup after Hurricane Irene in full swing, residents of the Mohawk Valley are now cleaning up after a tornado, according to TWEAN-TV.

The National Weather Service says the tornado, which was a half a mile wide, started two miles southwest of Cranesville in the town of Florida, the article stated.

According to the article, the tornado traveled seven miles, with winds of up to 110 miles per hour.

While no one was injured during the storm, Amsterdam Town Supervisor Tom DiMezza has declared a state of emergency, in the hopes of getting some help to those affected, the article noted.

"Just the cleanup alone is going to be a strain on our budget, so we''re going to try to hopefully recover some money from the federal government or the state," said DiMezza.

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