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Bell Towers in Dunkirk sees storm damage

Submitted Photo The soffit damage at Bell Towers in Dunkirk following the Sunday wind storm.

As wind ripped through the area Sunday, destruction was seen all around. One building that saw some damage was Bell Towers in Dunkirk.

“The soffit area in front of Bell Towers blew up into the attic area,” said Liz Cardona, executive director of the Dunkirk Housing Authority. “No rain damage for tenants. We secured the damaged area and are obtaining the materials needed for the repair which have been scheduled ASAP.”

The shores of Lake Erie were among the hardest hit during Sunday’s windstorm, which saw significant damage to Point Gratiot and the retaining wall in the city of Dunkirk. The highest recorded wind gust was in Fredonia at 69 mph at 8 p.m. That reading was the highest in Western New York, with Buffalo reporting the same speed at 8:12 p.m.

Dunkirk gusts were recorded at 68 mph and 63 mph around 5 p.m. Jamestown Airport reported 55 mph at 3:23, when most of the city’s power outages occurred. Ripley had a gust of 49 mph.

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