September 17th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Two tornadoes, microburst caused NYC damage

Two tornadoes and a microburst with wind gusts up to 125 miles per hour hit New York City on Thursday, according to a National Weather Service spokesman.

Gary Conte said one tornado touched down in Brooklyn and one in Queens, in addition to a microburst in Queens.


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  1. Yanks_R_#_1

    Faisal is an ASS H#LE!

    September 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MXD

    Microbursts blow.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Griswald

      Blow!!! Duh ..... it's Queens!

      September 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • >XD

      my a55 just fell off

      September 18, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. nasser

    Hope it the last.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Map_Reader

    Upon which the Heavens opened and a voice was heard to say "#@&!! MapQuest!! I was aiming for Jersey!!!"

    September 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Good stuff.

      September 18, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Andrea

    Why would anyone, besides an idiot, wish harm on helpess others from an act of nature? My guess?? You are so insecure, that your only outlet of getting laughs is posting a moronic comment on a news story. Pathetic. If it were your family, you would be spinning a different story.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    It was just the UN Ambassador to the United States being told, they better do as was stated in the email which I sent earlier in day.
    Oh and tornados are very easy.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Larry

    I blame it on Regis! Long live NY

    September 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cunag

    Sad instead of fighting about politics think on the damage to the enviroment that makes this happens in NY. s

    September 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lei

    hahaha!!! that is the funniest, really! imagine obama controls the weather now. how about pelosi? hakhakhak u made my day!!!

    September 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tyf

    Tornadoes are the result of certain gaseous elements being released to the atmosphere: even though it typically is a natural phenomenon, tornadoes might very well be instigated by releasing certain gases to the space surrounding an area that later gets hit... Usually, persons at an area (prior to the actual catastrophe) where tornadoes are going to
    romp and rampage start talking "trash" (don't want others to have a home, etc). Persons have asked me how?!
    did I know the weather was going to go too wild: the people at the area told me, even if they didn't realize what
    they were saying about it. "Shouldn't talk about the government, shouldn't talk about the weather... Un Uhn!"
    (REM: life isn't a musical but perhaps? it should be).

    September 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nabisco

    Wow peoples have no life these days. How can u blame mother nature on human beings?!?! Be grateful of wat u have, peoples die for freedom.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. G

    Obama has to take the good with the bad ...
    Blame the man because we can!

    September 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim Brieske

    p.s. Andrea. Tornados, snowstorms, floods, droughts, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts are not "acts of nature." God controls all these. How?
    It's complex and has to do with having the time required to become capable. He's had plenty of time. He's existed since of the beginning of it.
    There's also the possibility UFOs are just God's employees keeping an eye on us. He has them. He must because he has a council or some type of group he speaks to. In any event...
    It is sad a woman was killed but I promise you, she is in Heaven. As far as property damage... it could have been much worse.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • griff


      September 18, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ryan

    That was pretty freaky yesterday. I went to lunch around noon, didn't leave my windowless office until 5 and was shocked to see how dark it was in midtown. Got on the bus to Jersey, dry, came out of the Lincoln Tunnel and it was like hurricane jumped on us. I just ran and hid in my basement apartment (which didn't flood somehow!).

    September 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marc

    Also known as "Tuesday" in the Midwest.

    Seriously, why all the attention when the NYC area gets hit with weather? This is especially common in the winter, the storms here in the Midwest are just as bad as the ones that hit the east coast and yet nobody says anything about it until it hits the NYC area and we're treated to images of wide eyed people standing out in the streets acting as if they have never seen it in their life. Grow a pair, will ya?

    September 18, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • griff

      its in the news because its uncommon to occur in nyc... now quit feeling picked on b/c your podunk town isnt getting national news coverage

      September 18, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
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