The National Weather service actually put out a “Tornado Warning” for NYC!
The warning was for Queens County and Kings County (Brooklyn) until 5 a.m. this morning (September 13th.)
NYC Notify (our emergency communication system) advised New Yorkers to take shelter on lower floors and stay away from windows.
Flash flood warnings were in effect for Queens and Nassau County on Long Island until 8:30am. According to Storm Team 4, there was reported flooding on I-295 in Queens this morning. Other transit delays resulted in temporary suspension of the L train between Lorimer St and Broadway Junction, however, delayed service has resumed after the removal of water from the tracks, shared NYCT Subway.
You can see some pretty crazy videos below (though, note, it was not confirmed to be an actual tornado).
Though the storm has since calmed, Storm Team 4 warns that another storm my hit around 2pm due to an incoming cold front. After the front passes, today is set to be a “normal day” for September, with a bit of sunny skies, and temps in the 70s.