Governor: Tornadoes 'new normal' in New York

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Town of Smithfield on Wednesday morning and took a tour of the damage.

Cuomo says tornadoes in New York are "the new normal." He calls it a challenge for government, first responders and a challenge for every citizen.

"The property damage that we've seen in Madison County is explosive in its effect," he said. "It looks like literally a bomb went off in a house and you just see devastation everywhere. Again, that's what tornadoes do. But we see those pictures on TV. We don't normally see them in the state of New York."

The governor's helicopter could also be seen flying low in Oneida County to see the damage in Deerfield.

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