Brand-New Hudson Valley Restaurant’s Roof Ripped off By Tornado

Just a month after opening, the roof of a new restaurant in the Hudson Valley was damaged by a tornado.

Late Wednesday there were unconfirmed reports of a tornado in Dutchess County. On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Amenia.

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1 Twister landed in Amenia on Wednesday afternoon with winds of 100 miles per hour. The twister was roughly 100 feet wide and traveled 0.6 miles, officials say.

The tornado ended near the intersection of Mechanic Street and East Main Street, where it officially demolished the roof of a restaurant. The Hudson Valley Post learned that the restaurant with a damaged roof is the Great Cape Baking Company.

“I went back and knew the storm was coming from that direction and it was rolling on us pretty quickly. The sky turned green. Certain rotation, no question about it,” John Komsa, owner of the Great Cape Baking Company, told Fox.

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The Great Cape Baking Company officially opened on March 20th. It is located on the former site of Montes Local Kitchen & Tap Room.

The Great Cape Baking Company specializes in hand-cut donuts, gourmet bread, cakes, tea cakes, jams, jellies, and jams, according to the company’s Facebook. The bakery is particularly known for its typical Cranberry Harvest Donuts and Apple Cider Donuts.

The roof of the new bakery was partially torn off by the Twister. Nevertheless, according to the owners, the bakery can remain open.

“WE ARE OPEN !!!!!!”, wrote the owner on Thursday morning on Facebook.

The twister also caused what officials describe as “sporadic damage” along the way. A house along Ohandly Drive Drive had partial roof damage, as well as a two-by-four and a small branch that was driven into the side of the house.

Nine out of ten homes on Ohandly Drive were damaged, according to the National Weather Service

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