This is pretty over-the-top. Early this morning, as a line of very strong storms moved through the region, an EF2 tornado (111-135 mph) dropped down over the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.
When I was in high school, my dad worked a few blocks from where this twister hit!
It’s an area on Brooklyn’s south shore, near the Verazzano Narrows Bridge and close to the cool waters of the harbor. It’s a surprising place to get this kind of weather event.
When I looked at the photos, I wondered, “Beirut or Bay Ridge?” It was really that significant damage.
After the jump, the Weather Service’s official pronouncement.