Clean Up From Tornadoes Continues In Southern Tier

November 16, 2011 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 6:25 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Jaclyn Asztalos

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Clean Up From Tornadoes Continues In Southern Tier

November 16, 2011 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 6:25 AM EDT

Westfield, N.Y. (WKBW) - Residents in the Village of Westfield and Fredonia are cleaning up destruction from 110 mile per hour winds. The path in Westfield was a football field wide and more than three miles long. Many residents didn't see the funnel cloud in the dark but they did hear roaring winds and cracking of trees.

Although a lot of the clean up was accomplished Tuesday, officials said it could take weeks to get these towns up and running normally. Many residents hope FEMA will step in to help but that depends on how much money was lost because of the storm.

"It's going to be a monumental task to get things cleaned up," Village of Westfield Mayor David Carr said.

Channel 7's meteorologists said this type of weather is rare in Western New York especially this time of year. Officials said it could cost the communities millions of dollars in clean up and repairs.