After a powerful tornado touched down yesterday in upstate New York killing four people, Governor Cuomo surveyed the damage and asked “We don’t get tornadoes in New York, right?”
After touring damage in central New York left behind by yesterday’s strong tornado that killed four people, Governor Andrew Cuomo said “We don’t get tornadoes in New York, right? Anyone will tell you that. Well, we do now.” Except he’s wrong. Really wrong. Really, really wrong.
Yesterday’s tornado was no doubt serious and significant, rating as the second deadliest in New York’s history. The deadliest came roughly 25 years ago, when 9 school children in Orange County were killed by a collapsing wall.
New York averages about 5 tornadoes annually, and the Tornado History Project has documented 411 of them since 1952.
Gawker adds that yesterday’s tornado wasn’t even the first one this year in New York.
The tornado was one of the hundreds that have hit New York in the past sixty years, and it’s not even the first one to strike this year. Just last month a half-mile wide EF-3 tornado struck Duanesburg, New York.
Governor Cuomo likes to take normal weather events in New York and use it to further his climate change extremism. This past winter, Cuomo was referring to snowfall in the Empire State as “extreme weather.”