2 tornados strike in NYC
Lifeguards and maintenance crew clean up debris from a tornado that touched down on September 8, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch as severe weather continues to move through New York metro area. AFP
NEW YORK – A second, stronger tornado touched down in Brooklyn moments after the first hit a beachside area in Queens, the National Weather Service said.
The second tornado hit Saturday about 11:05 a.m., in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, around 10 minutes after the first struck Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.
The weather service said winds were up to 110 miles per hour (177 kph), and several homes and trees were damaged. No injuries were reported.
Severe weather was forecast into Saturday evening.
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