New York City hammered by two tornados

love the article. reblogging.

National Post | News

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NEW YORK — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up for many East Coast residents on Sunday.

No serious injuries were reported when a twister hit a beachfront neighbourhood Saturday on the edge of New York City and a second, stronger tornado followed moments later about 16 km away. Residents got advance notice but still the storm took people by surprise.

“I was showing videos of tornadoes to my four-year-old on my phone, and two minutes later, it hit,” said Breezy Point neighbourhood resident Peter Maloney. “Just like they always say, it sounded like a train.”

The unsettled weather, part of a cold…

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