Fall hits Rochester with a 'bang' during Friday's storm

September 21, 2018 11:20 PM

Everyone News10NBC talked to says the storm made for a brief but nerve wracking time. Some families took refuge in their basements as the storm blew through at high speeds. 

Kieran Jackson of Geneva was caught in his car and only heard about the tornado warnings from friends. "Really windy and a lot of thunder. A lot of thunder, a lot of thunder," exclaimed Jackson. 

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State Police and Ontario County deputies, who were in the thick of it, agree the intense wind and rain came and went in an incredibly short burst.

Extra crews from RG&E mobilized to deal with limbs down on power lines in Bloomfield which briefly knocked out the electricity for almost 200 homes before the damaged equipment could be fixed.

Mark Mitchell and his wife were out shopping in Canandaigua at the time. 

"We were in Wegmans and there was an announcement that said, 'you better stay in the store, all employees and shoppers should stay in the store for the next half hour,'" said Mitchell. 

After the storm raged across Ontario County, the sheriff's office reported little damage following the intense conditions. 

State Police and deputies say, though they did not see any spike in accidents within Ontario County, those on the road still had to face the blinding rain. 


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