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Waterspout touches down on New York lake (VIDEOS)

A peaceful lake in New York became the scene of panic when a waterspout touched down on a lake, coming eerily close to the shore. Two children had to be rescued from the water as the storm powered through the waters of Buffalo.

Speaking to Buffalo News Justin Dahl, manager of a kayak store on Lake Erie, described how two children jumped off their water bikes in panic when they saw the waterspout Friday.

“The chain broke on their water bike and the parents came back to the dock for help,” he said.

Dahl and another employee took to the water in a kayak to rescue the children. RT.com contacted Jolie Roetter who gave permission to use his video in which the waterspout can be seen passing in the distance as dark clouds engulf the waters.

Just saw a HUGE water spout form on lake Erie. Was glad to be watching it from safely inside! Buffalo, this is headed your way! #waterspout #pointabino #thunderstorm #canadabeaches @thebuffalonews

A post shared by Jolie Roetter (@jroetterdc) on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:35am PDT

Jack Borowiak also gave permission to use the video below, in which the waterspout can be seen with flashes of lightning.

Storms moving over the lake now! (Looking south) @wgrz#beon2@pathammer@KevinBuffalo@KevinOC22pic.twitter.com/T4uEvKDFpF

— Jack Borowiak (@j_borowiak) August 4, 2017

The storm comes weeks after two tornadoes struck the town of Hamburg, south of Buffalo, destroying property and lifting vehicles into the air.

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