Saturday, September 8, 2012

Possible tornado forming in Brooklyn, New York

Firefighters are responding to a beachfront neighborhood in New York City after reports of a possible tornado strike.

A Fire Department spokesman said there were reports of power lines down and possibly other damage in the Point Breeze section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Queens and Brooklyn as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the city.

The service said radar detected a "strong rotation" in the storm, but there was no immediate confirmation that a twister actually formed. source