Devastation in Duanesburg after powerful storm hits

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Updated: 5/23 7:51 am
DUANESBURG, N.Y. – Schenectady County’s rural town of Duanesburg was at the mercy of Thursday’s severe storm as it took out homes, power lines, and trees that lay in its path.

The storm moved through Albany and Schenectady counties between 3:30 and 4:30 afternoon.

High winds knocked down trees and power lines while simultaneously damaging cars and homes.

Based on radar images a tornado warning was put into effect.

The Duanesburg Ambulance Corps building sustained severe damage during the storm. An entire wall of the structure was pulled down, and siding was peeled off the building. The ambulance vehicles took a hit as well.

A home on Route 20 was completely demolished by the storm. No injuries were reported though little remains of the standing structure.

Friday the National Weather Service is to investigate damage from the storm to determine whether it was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds

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