Two tornadoes hit New York City

2012-09-09 10:46
Storm clouds hover over New York City where two tornadoes struck. (Gothamist, AP)

Storm clouds hover over New York City where two tornadoes struck. (Gothamist, AP)

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New York - Two small tornadoes touched down in New York City on Saturday, stunning residents who associate twisters more with the US Midwest, the National Weather Service said.

A tornado watch was in effect for Long Island, New York, and the neighbouring state of Connecticut all day long and into the evening.

One funnel cloud struck the Canarsie neighbourhood, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, and another hit in Queens borough, at Breezy Point, the service said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries but trees were downed and some store windows were knocked out, local television NY1 reported.

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