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Sep 5, 2011 8:18 AM by Kate Richards

Tornado hits NY after Irene

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - A tornado has caused some property damage near Albany, N.Y., one week after Irene caused destructive flooding in the region.

The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down about three miles from Amsterdam, N.Y., on Sunday evening. Amateur video posted on YouTube shows a dark funnel cloud crossing the New York Thruway, where it knocked down trees.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there have been no reports of serious injuries.

The weather service says it has reports of damaged homes in the Cranesville section of Amsterdam. Trees and power lines were knocked down. The service says it concluded it was a tornado based on eyewitness video.

Montgomery County, where Amsterdam is located, is among the counties eligible for federal disaster assistance after Irene.

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