Home damaged by unknown weather event in Eagle
At some point between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 this morning an unconfirmed weather event occurred that damaged a house on Wing Street in Eagle, nearby neighbors say. Residents close to the home say there was a heavy downpour last evening but relatively little wind accompanied it.
A large pine tree was partially uprooted, coming to a leaning rest on the roof. The rear of the house has been destroyed, a utility pole was sheared in half, and a barn was lifted from its foundation and tossed across the road, landing in a field in pieces.
The home lies on the south side of the Wing Street between Lyonsburg and Centerville roads – on the Wyoming and Allegany counties' line. According to neighbors, the owner of the home does not live in the area and has been notified.
Due to today’s rain and flooding, the National Weather Service in Buffalo was unable to comment as to what type of weather event passed through the area as of this post.
UPDATE 5:32 p.m.: According to National Weather Service in Buffalo Meteorologist David Zaff, ground crews will be at the property on Wing Street in Eagle tomorrow to assess the cause of the damages to the home and property.
Several small storms did pass through the area between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 this morning, however nothing on radar indicated a severe storm, says Zaff.
At this time, officials are calling the weather event a severe thunderstorm.