Saturday, September 18, 2010

Confirmed: Not 1, but 2 Tornadoes Hit Brooklyn and Queens Sept. 16!

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that Thursday's storm spawned not just one, but TWO tornadoes in New York City.

One of the tornadoes struck Brooklyn at 5:33 p.m. Thursday, carving its way northeast from Park Slope. The second one hit Queens at 5:42 p.m., traveling from Flushing to a mile north of Bayside. AP story here

Officials are asking Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island homeowners to take photos and detail all the damage to their property to 311.  the documented damage could convince the state and federal governments to declare parts of the city a disaster area, so it could qualify for FEMA assistance and low-interest loans to small businesses damaged in the storm. NY1 story here.

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