Strong thunderstorms are clearing out of the area, as of 7 pm. While a Tornado Watch and several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings had been active earlier – those are quickly expiring as the main line of thunderstorms rushes off to the east.
Power outages were reported throughout the region, with Cayuga County being among the hardest hit. Officials in the Village of Moravia took to Facebook to let people know that they should stay inside, as crews work on dealing with downed power lines and flooding throughout the community.
Cayuga County had more than 700 without power as of 7:45 pm. More than 1,110 were without power in Steuben County and several hundred were without power in Seneca, Yates, and Wayne counties.
Videos and Reports from Social Media
— Sean Martinelli (@SeanNC9) May 1, 2017
— Darren Derfer (@DerferDarren) May 1, 2017
Get the kids and pets inside 😊 Phelps NY 5:52 05/01/2017 pic.twitter.com/okEASkvZO4
— David T. Kalwarovski (@David_Kae1) May 1, 2017
60 mph gust at Chermack tower with squall line at 5:45! Lots of students got to enjoy this! Interestingly lightning is in the stratiform. pic.twitter.com/IPen5azg23
— Scott Steiger (@SteigerScott) May 1, 2017