Governor Andrew Cuomo toured Smithfield, New York, where a tornado killed four people and caused significant damage.

'Today is a reminder that we are experiencing a pattern of extreme weather that is different than anything we’ve seen before. The storms that struck last night turned these communities upside down, and the damage that can now be seen is truly heartbreaking. The property damage we can repair, and anything the State can do in partnership with the counties and the families to help them rebuild, we will do. Unfortunately there was also damage that cannot be repaired – the tragic loss of life which no one can replace. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones in these storms, and the family of New York stands with them and the surrounding communities as we move forward together in the days ahead,' Governor Cuomo said during a press conference.

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