A doppler indicated tornado has stuck the Southern Tier city of Elmira.  Reports are coming in via Twitter of significant damage.

The storm, not yet a confirmed tornado, uprooted trees, blew off roofs and have apparently trapped some people in vehicles.

 

UPDATES

Fox 40 is reporting damage at the Arnot Mall including damage to anchor Macy’s.  Later, a mall representative stated no damage to the building.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirms via Twitter, “Reports of significant damage in Elmira, possible tornadic activity, state assessment crews on the way”

Damage has been reported at Elmira County Club

Downtown Elmria may have taken a direct hit.

Chemung County officials are calling today’s storm ‘a tornado.’

5:20pm:  First reports of damage in Binghamton from the same cell, trees and powerlines down.

6:15pm:  State of emergency is in effect.

First images out of Elmira via jimmergrimmer12 and neuferland:

The image below shows in-city damage.

 

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Damage reports from Twitter:

First video by WENY’s Joseph Melillo from Elmira shows damage along Church Street: