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September Storms USA 2012September Storms USA 2012
ALASKA HUGE STORM
September 5th, 2012 It was like a war zone.
Thousands of homes and businesses in Anchorage and Mat-Su remained without power.
as residents recovered from an overnight storm that blasted the region with high winds, uprooted trees and tore down electrical lines.
Thousands of households still did not have electricity as of about 2:30 pm.
The storm arrived unusually early in the season.
recorded gusts of 88 mph at McHugh Creek and 63 mph at the Port of Anchorage.
The agency, on its Facebook page, circulated one "unofficial" wind report clocking gusts at 131 mph in the Glen Alps area.
NYC Tornado Touches Down
September 08, 2012 Firefighters are responding to reports of a possible tornado strike in a beachfront neighborhood in New York City.
A Fire Department spokesman says power lines are down and there is possibly other damage in the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
The general manager of the Breezy Point Surf Club tells The Associated Press that the storm ripped up cabanas and even picked up industrial-sized metal trash bins.
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for Queens and Brooklyn that ended at 11:30 a.m. as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the city. The service says radar detected a "strong rotation" in the storm, but there was no immediate confirmation that a twister actually formed.
Severe Weather Outbreak: NYC, Philly, DC
The same outbreak of dangerous storms responsible for at least four deaths on Friday will push eastward today into highly populated areas of the Northeast.
The cities most at risk include New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Hartford, Albany, Burlington, Allentown, Scranton and Lancaster.
Locations from Columbia to Charlotte, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Boston, Buffalo and State College are not out of the woods either.
Waterspout Sightings from Brooklyn, Queens - pics
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2 tornadoes strike in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck New York City on Saturday, one swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger twister hit moments later, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking up water, then sand, and then small pieces of buildings, as the first moved through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
The second hit west, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn also near the water, about seven minutes later. The National Weather Service said winds were up to 110 miles per hour, and several homes and trees were damaged.
Residents had advance notice. The weather service had issued a tornado warning for Queens and Brooklyn at around 10:40 a.m. The storm took people by surprise anyway when it struck about 20 minutes later.
2 tornadoes hit New York City as severe weather lashes region
September 9, 2012
Severe weather barreled across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Saturday as a powerful cold front brought heavy rain, high winds and at least one tornado into a beachfront neighborhood of New York City.
A waterspout with winds up to 70 mph churned onshore and turned into a tornado toward Breezy Point, officials said, a Queens neighborhood on the western edge of the Rockaway peninsula.
Amateur video captured images of the twister spiraling a mixture of sand and debris, which was largely flung onto a nearby baseball field, according to Ross Dickman, a National Weather Service spokesman.