Two Tornadoes, Microburst Hit NYC | NECN

Two Tornadoes, Microburst Hit NYC

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    (NECN/WABC) - concluded that two tornadoes and a microburst caused significant damage in New York City Thursday afternoon. The storms swept through a 14-mile section of the Big Apple, tearing down trees and tearing off roofs. Investigators say an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 80 miles per hour touched down in Brooklyn, and an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 100 miles per hour touched down in Queens. It was also followed by a microburst with winds that gusted to 125 miles over an area of at least five miles.

    Gov. David Paterson said he had asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help assess the damage to help determine whether federal disaster funds can be requested.

    Meanwhile, people in the city worked to clean up. Michelle Charlesworth of WABC-TV shows us the damage in Flushing, Queens.