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Tornado Touches Down in Brooklyn

The National Weather Service has issued a watch in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday

A tornado alert has been issued until 9 p.m. in Brooklyn and Queens after one touched down Saturday morning near Marine Park, according to The National Weather Service.

At approximately 11:20 a.m. the tornado touched down on the Flatbush Avenue area of the Belt Parkway. There have also been reports of cars being flipped over in areas between Long Island and JFK Airport.

the National Weather Service recommends that residents immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter, and to stay away from windows. 

Severe thunderstorms are also expected to continue throughout the day with chances of flash flooding. Residents are encouraged to stay cautious.

Did you capture a photo of the tornado this morning? Upload it to the gallery with your impressions.

Melissa Danielle September 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
This is actually the second tornado to hit Brooklyn in the past three years.
Jenny September 08, 2012 at 06:53 PM
weather seems to be totally unexpected these days. it's actually very unsettling.
Eric September 08, 2012 at 10:12 PM
US Open women's final delayed until Sunday. Men's final moved to Monday. source: Connecticut Post
Nichole Mayers September 09, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Crazy... in Brooklyn? Geez...
Patty Budgell September 09, 2012 at 04:54 PM
The Weather Seems to be going crazy all over, not just in Brooklyn.

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