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Weather Alert: Tornado Watch in Effect for Queens Until 9 p.m.

A tornado has touched in Brooklyn and the National Weather Service has issued a watch is in effect for the area until 9 p.m. Saturday.

A tornado alert has been issued until 9 p.m. in Brooklyn and Queens after one touched down Saturday morning near Coney Island, according to The National Weather Service.

At approximately 11:20 a.m. the tornado touched down on the Flatbush Avenue area of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn. There have also been reports of cars flipped over between Long Island and Kennedy Airport.

the National Weather Service recommends that residents immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter, and to stay away from windows. 

Severe thunderstorms are also expected to continue throughout the day with chances of flash flooding. Residents are encouraged to stay cautious.

Did you capture a photo of the tornado this morning? Upload it to the gallery with your impressions.

John M. September 10, 2012 at 04:49 AM
I am happy Middle Village and Forest Hills was spared this time around, not a return of Sept. of 2010.

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