Notify NYC just sent out the following message:

Alert issued 9/8/12 at 10:40 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 11 AM for Brooklyn and Queens.  Immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter.  Stay away from windows.

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  • JasonGEE

    YOLO!

  • JR

    its very unlikely for our area so says weather channel… still be careful out there Brooklynites

    • Whwsailboat

      It crossed the Belt by the Plumb Beach bridge at 11AM

      • JR

        yeah I saw that now… gothamist.com has the pix crazy stuff

        • Whwsailboat

          Sent pics to Ned.

          • http://www.andy-baum.com/ Andy

             I saw it from my 5th floor window (Nostrand Ave, facing east) as it moved through Gerritsen Beach. Couldn’t take a photo, though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1068998897 Nick Lakiotes

            Video shot by Tom O’brien : https://fbcdn-video-a.akamaihd.net/cfs-ak-ash3/v/610446/143/3318358572521_12118.mp4?oh=5f8b38eca5b42abb8a009516b0a9c2f0&oe=504B84D5&__gda__=1347125684_5cb403b021e64af92a254f4406559570

          • Anon

            Same video not embedded into facebook:

  • Kool4Coney

    sheeeeesh unbelievable!!  HIT AND DAMAGED Breezy Point Surf club… almost hit right by the aquarium,  hit the belt by flatbush AND we are now under a tornado WATCH (again) until 9PM with HIGH RISK RIP TIDE warnings.

    stay safe people

  • BayResident
  • Kool4Coney

    1120 AM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012

    TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900
    PM EDT FOR THE ENTIRE NEW YORK CITY
    AREA.

  • nolastname

    I was watching from a roof on E27 st., I caught the tornado before it went behind an apartment buildin. The 2 seconds I taped don’t really shopw anything. I won’t be able to upload it and have a good look until tomorrow. The thing that is killing me…..I thought I was filming for a good minute before I realize the camera wasn’t running.Still kicking myself.

  • Zhivago

    Imagine if it came ashore in Brighton?

    It’s intensity, as measured by the Enhanced Vladimeteorology scale:

    EV1: Light damage; WIC cards scattered, falsified health insurance claims flying around.

    EV2: Moderate damage; fake eyelashes blown off, backhair impacted with sand, possible choking from vodka going down the wrong way if attempting to drink outdoors.

    EV3: Significant damage; Fur coats ripped from bodies, as well as false fingernails, which potentially can become deadly, poisonous projectiles. Various Government Aid facilities shut down indefinitely, resulting in recipients having to (gasp!) work.

    EV4: Heavy Damage; Women of substantial girth & heftiness toppled over, cracking sidewalks & damaging property while doing so, entire cases of borscht carried aloft, as well as black lacquered bedroom sets, including tufted mirrored headboards.

    EV5: Incredible Damage: Entire section 8 apartment buildings rendered uninhabitable, Net Cost Market ripped off its foundation & deposited in Odessa itself.

    • Andrew Kent

      And, judging by the shoes, this unfortunate victim is from Brighton as well.
      http://cdn2.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Wizard-of-Oz-House-Ruby-Slippers.jpg

      • Zhivago

        Indeed – she’s been positively identified as none other than “Ze Vikit Vitch of ze Volga” – the storm’s 1st victim, & notorious Crimean criminal.

        Poor thing…she was on her way to the corner mailbox, having just completed her 1,168th WIC application claiming zero assets, when, seemingly out of nowhere, an Anteka fell from the Skye, flattening her like a pre-rolled pierogi.

        No memorial services have been announced.

    • ES

      I LOL’ed at the “black lacquered bedroom sets” reference.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    And we’re not even in Kansas anymore.

  • Andrew Kent

    Emergency!  Emergency!  Everybody to get from street!

  • Arthur Borko

    In other news, Avenger and otherwordly super-hero THOR visited the shores of southern Brooklyn today and got into a brief altercation causing water spouts and tornadoos to form in the area!

  • brooklynq

    CBS News claimed that the tornado, passed over Sheepshead Bay where it gained strength before reaping its vengeance on Canarsie. 

    Don’t mess with the bay!

  • nolastname

    This is what I have to kick myself in the ass for. @8ba632291edee8ea0fe0f06274f576ba:disqus  5/6/7 seconds you can tell I was on a roof! That bump in the clouds was the tail of what I did not get. Don’t mind the date and time on the flickr, I am going to reset my camera eventually. 
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34224145@N04/7964844794/in/photostream

  • ShadowLock

    Loud mouth asshole woke me up from my 4 hour sleep……….

    I yelled at it, then went back to sleep, Woke up it was sunny, thought to myself as reading the news… tornado? wtf? news must be on crack today….

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    Sad I missed it, I was getting texts telling me about it, but couldn’t see them, because my drunk friend called me… :/