Two — and possibly three — tornadoes struck Western New York on Thursday. Our staff raced into action to survey the damage and interview witnesses.
By: The Staff of the Summer Scribe
It was almost one in the afternoon and the members of Hilbert College’s Media Camp had returned from a field trip to the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat. The camp is a one-week day camp for aspiring print, video, and photojournalists. They had spent the day writing, taking videos and photos, and interviewing. Now that they were back, they decided to participate in a camp tradition–ghost hunting in Hilbert’s the Swann Auditorium.
By Hannah Johnston
Two tornadoes touched down in Western NY on Thursday, causing severe damage in Hamburg, Orchard Park, and other surrounding areas. According to WKBW-TV, thousands of customers lost power. Downed trees and power lines led to road closures in the Southtowns.