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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

Fairgrounds take brunt of rare tornado. What’s next?


The Erie County Fair is just a few weeks away – and the grounds are a mess after a confirmed tornado touched down Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornadoes after assessing the extensive damage that tore through parts of Western New York. The first tornado hit at 12:30 p.m. in Hamburg as […]

AMAZING VIDEO shows car lifted up like a toy!


This video was posted by Kevin Karas and shows a car parked in the driveway – once the storm blows through, the car is lifted up off the ground like a toy. This shows the power of the storm. Posted by Kevin Karas on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Message from Town of Hamburg Emergency Services


Town of Hamburg Emergency Services “Good afternoon, This is the Town of Hamburg Office of Emergency Services with a Code Red Emergency Notification. A fast moving weather event moved through the Hamburg area approximately 20 minutes ago. That fast moving cell produced strong straight line winds causing widespread damage to property and power infrastructure. Currently […]

Serious damage in Orchard Park – NO TRAVEL in parts of town.


There is serious damage in the Orchard Park area. There are reports of car windows blown out, roofs blown off houses, and many trees and power lines down around the town. Pics courtesy: Jim Martina Orchard Park Police: Effective Immediately – NO TRAVEL IN THE TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK SOUTH OF POWERS RD due to […]