Tornadoes are very rare in New York City but on Saturday, September 8, 2012 two tornadoes struck the city.
Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported.
Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking the water up from the sea, then sand from the ground soon the pieces of buildings as the tornado continues to go through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
The first tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood, and knocked-down fences and smashed windows.
The second was stronger than the first.
It hit west, also near the water in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn 7 minutes after the first.
It tore through parts of Brooklyn together with strong winds causing damages to some houses and felling trees.
The National Weather Service reported winds were up to 177 kilometers (110 miles) per hour.