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First tornado for Brooklyn in modern times...

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_220172727.html

...and the official confirmation from the NWS:

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NOUS41 KOKX 082112
PNSOKX
CTZ005>012-NJZ002>006-011-NYZ067>081-091000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
512 PM EDT WED AUG 8 2007

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRM EF2 TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN IN BAY RIDGE AND VICINITY IN BROOKLYN...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INVESTIGATING STORM DAMAGE
IN THE BAY RIDGE AREA WITH NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED THAT TORNADIC DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED IN THE
AREA.

THE TORNADO PATH WAS DISCONTINUOUS AND STARTED IN BAY RIDGE  
SOMETIME JUST AFTER 6:30 AM TODAY ON BAY RIDGE AVENUE BETWEEN THIRD
AND FOURTH AVENUES...AND CONTINUED ON AN EAST-NORTHEAST PATH ACROSS
68TH STREET BETWEEN THIRD AND FOURTH AVENUES. ELEVEN HOMES IN THIS
SECTION HAD MODERATE TO SEVERE ROOF DAMAGE. THE STORM CONTINUED TO
MOVE EAST-NORTHEAST INTO LEIF ERICSON PARK SQUARE...WHERE SEVERE
DAMAGE TO TREES OCCURRED. AS THE TORNADO LIFTED...IT TORE OFF THE
ROOF OF THE NISSAN CAR DEALERSHIP AT THE CORNER OF 66TH STREET AND
FIFTH AVENUE. THE TORNADO RETURNED TO THE GROUND FARTHER
NORTHEAST...WITH SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE ALONG 6TH AVENUE. BASED ON
THE ASSESSED DAMAGE...THIS TORNADO IS CLASSIFIED AS AN EF-2 TORNADO
WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 111 TO 135 MPH.

THE TORNADO RETURNED TO THE GROUND AS ANOTHER POCKET OF SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE OCCURRED ON 58TH STREET BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUES. THE
ROOF WAS RIPPED OFF OF 5 HOMES...AND TREE DAMAGE INDICATES STRONG
EF-1 DAMAGE...WITH WINDS OF 86 TO 100 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAD ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR THIS
STORM AT 6:28 AM.

$$

JC

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