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Powerful winds cause damage across Western New York

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 18:38:51-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Intense winds from Saturday night's storm battered Hoover Beach with more debris, caused power outages, and uprooted trees across Western New York.

The wind pushed water on to the home fronts of Hoover Beach as the area saw its third major storm in just over three months.

"We just can't take anymore of this it's to much," said Hoover Beach homeowner Sam Insalaco.

Town of Hamburg Emergency Manager Sean Crotty said Hamburg is submitting hundreds of thousands in expenses from the storms to FEMA. It is up to FEMA to decide how much gets approved. Crotty said the money is for municipalities to use. It is not money for private homeowners to pay for property damage.

Western New York experienced uprooted trees, including this one in Lancaster.

Over at Canal side, water came up to benches.

At Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the departure board lit up with delayed or cancelled flights, a snowball effect from when the airport lost power for a few hours in the morning.

As of 5pm on Sunday, NYSEG said it expects to restore all customers impacted in the affected areas by 11:30pm Monday.