Tornado update: State of emergency to be lifted in Hamburg

Jul 26, 2017

Clean-up from last week's tornado is just about complete in town of Hamburg. The town's department of Emergency Services says the state of emergency will be lifted at noon Wednesday.

The town said the last area being worked on by Hamburg's Highway Department is in the High/Best/Marie/Clark area, where brush and debris remain.

A tornado damaged parts of the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

It also stated NYSEG will have a red and white low-flying helicopter surveying storm damage over the next few days, so residents should not be alarmed.

The town reminded residents how to keep in touch during an emergency, such as last week's tornado:

Enroll in Code Red Emergency Alerting -

Town of Hamburg Highway -

Erie County Highway -

New York State DOT-Buffalo Region -

Real Time Traffic Updates -


National Grid -…/Storms-Outa…/Outage-Central

Verizon -…/phone+…/calling+problems/95309.htm

Spectrum -…/general/charter-storm-center/

Also, most government agencies have social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.