A new report released late Thursday morning says the number of tornadoes is dramatically rising in New York State.
The numbers are staggering from this report. It found a 600 percent increase in tornado activity in the past 27 years.
One lawmaker is proposing recommendations and legislation he says will protect lives.
We've certainly seen some of that activity here in the Capital Region. Just a couple of weeks ago, three tornadoes ripped through the area. One of them started in the town of Florida and carved a 17 mile path of destruction -- all the way into Rotterdam.
The report says New York has seen a lot more tornadoes since 1986 -- and the past decade has been very active.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve DiRienzo says tornadoes are not unusual in New York. But he says we may be in an active pattern right now.