Rare Tornadoes Strike In New York City

This photo provided by Joey Mure, shows a storm cloud over the Breezy Point area of Queens section of New York, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. A Fire Department spokesman said there were power lines

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.

This is a disaster.

This photo provided by Michael Abrams, shows a storm cloud over the Breezy Point area of Queens section of New York, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. A Fire Department spokesman said there were power lines…
Cabana owner Bill Ryan looks into other roofless cabanas at the Breezy Point Surf Club in the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, after a severe weather storm passed through the area….

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

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