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Tornado in New York City???

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:50 AM
Well now it's official. The weather has gone all yumpy.

Firefighters are responding to reports of a possible tornado strike in a beachfront neighborhood in New York City.
A Fire Department spokesman says power lines are down and there is possibly other damage in the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
The general manager of the Breezy Point Surf Club tells The Associated Press that the storm ripped up cabanas and even picked up industrial-sized metal trash bins.

Tornado in NYC

Any thoughts on this being a what the heck moment?


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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:51 AM
Tornado watch an hour from NYC where I'm at. A little windy right now. Not really worried.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:53 AM
Just saw that myself. Came here in hopes there was more info!
Off to look for more myself.
Thanks for the thread!

Here's a start here on wiki = NY City Tornadoes - not usual but not unheard of either!

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:54 AM
I think the question is, is this out of the ordinary? Although it is rare, tornadoes do hit new york.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:56 AM
reply to post by superman2012

It's out of the ordinary for sure, but it's not completely shocking. One touched down here a few years ago.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:27 PM
Here's a video of it -

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:30 PM
Just found this...

Hope no one was hurt
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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:38 PM
Çentral New York here. We're under a present tornado watch for our area until 11 pm. It is now 1:40 pm.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:41 PM
reply to post by powerdrone

Any thoughts on this being a what the heck moment?

Only that I hope nothing MORE unusual happens leading to you all ending up with an F6 or the like up there, especially around the metro area.

I can't even really imagine a mile-plus wide monster tearing through an area like that, packed with so many people and infrastructure. ASTRONOMICAL damage and loss of life.

Keep an eye on the weather and be ready to take precautions, hopefully you won't see any significant action.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:49 PM
They are happening more often here in the UK, once upon a time you would be lucky to see one every ten years, if that, now there is reports of a couple each year. Bizarre weather alright.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:09 PM
Seems rather quiet in the city

Live webcam:

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by enjoies05

I live in Nj - watches posted until 9pm Eastern Time

This tornado was in Breezy Point, Rockaway (Queens)

Weather Channel broadcasting some video of the tornado

Another tornado was reported in Tappan NY (NY - NJ border) - I was just there yesterday

This is only the fiirst wave - Weather Channel reports squall line moving up from Harrisburg- Lancaster PA

Expected in area after 6PM

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:21 PM
reply to post by woogleuk

I live in western Connecticut and we have had tornado warings going off all day.
We have warnings till 9:00PM tonight.
Crap another line is coming in!!!

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:26 PM
My little buddy Hambone the bullie is loving this crazy wind. He lets it blow his face then he runs around happy.

Tornado warning till 9pm
Must be the sun
Or Jesus because we took god out of the pledge

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 06:03 PM
It's not all that uncommon in North NJ right next to New York. Lived there awhile. Granted they aren't big they do occur.

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 08:36 PM

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 08:39 PM
People said it was a rare occurance when a tornado hit Brooklyn last year. now another one? 2 years in a row cant be a coincidence

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 08:42 PM

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 09:00 PM




Unreal looking but very real:

Devastatingly real:

There needs to be some very serious Public briefing's on the truth behind what is going on and to keep what only a select few are privileged to is criminal. Are New Yorkers even aware of what a tornado siren sounds like? Was there ample warning today to help people get to a safe location ?
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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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Last one I was involved in, there was no warning, no siren. Just knew there was a huge storm incoming and I kept my eyes peeled to the skies......and when I saw a funnel I got the hell out of there.

(didn't touch the ground, and my idiot boss wanted us to keep on working)

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