Tornado Touches Down in NYC
A tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, making a general mess of the area and knocking out power but reportedly causing no deaths or injuries.
— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
The Associated Press via ABC News:
Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air, and possibly small pieces of buildings, as it moved through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
“It was crazy,” said neighborhood resident Joseph Mure, who was in the shower when the storm hit, and went outside to snap a picture of the retreating funnel. “There were a lot of sirens going off. You could see it twisting.”
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