The city was struck by a serious storm but the National Weather Service has yet to classify it as a tornado. Regardless, there was a tornado warning until 6 PM tonight for the city, and the storm had pretty serious aftereffects. According to the New York Times, there were winds up to 80 miles per hour and one person was killed when a tree fell on her car. As of 8 PM tonight, 25,138 power outages were reported in Queens. Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx were also hit.
Debris is scattered everywhere in the city, including on train tracks. If you're from the area and are interested, the L line, M train and 7 train have temporarily stopped running, and the Long Island Rail Road service has limited service. For more train schedules or delays check out the MTA website.
One of the most shocking things to see in the photo galleries across websites are the images of blocks of concrete that were ripped out of the sidewalks.
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|The side of a house|
See more pictures at NY1.com.
Also heard today:
- The shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital; "No need for medical detectors"
- The gas leak/explosion in San Bruno, CA; San Bruno, CA fire
- The U.S. poverty rate jumped to 14.3%, the highest since 1994; Census Bureau Report
...2012 is COMING.
Now ya heard; spread the word.