Severe weather hammers Twin Tiers, temperature relief on way

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(WETM – TV) – The Twin Tiers is dealing with severe storms and excessive heat.

As an example, a tree crashed on top of an Elmira home on West 4th Street.
No injuries were reported but it did bring down some wires and caused property damage.

Trees ripped from the ground at Soaring Eagles Golf Course.
Several trees were uprooted across the course and cart paths.

A home on Roemmelt Road, in Horseheads, was hit hard by the storm.
Two cars are trapped under trees at this home and the garage destroyed.

And one homeowner on Ridge Road, also in Horseheads, didn’t realize a tree came down on his house.

“Yes, my son, he thought I fell or something, he said what was that noise,” said Tim Miller. “I said I don’t know it’s like thunder that’s it, rumbling. And then I walked out 15 minutes later and low and behold the tree was in the house,” added Miller.

Miller said everyone inside the house was fine and NYSEG was set to arrive to assist in the cleanup as the heat turns up.

Forecasters say over the course of the coming days, people in most of the lower 48 states will feel temperatures above 90 degrees.

Over half the population will get readings over 95, making it feel like the triple digits on the heat index.

Officially, nearly 200 million people are now under a heat watch, warning or advisory.

Meteorologists say a cold front is expected to bring temperatures down Sunday night into next week.

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