A terrifying tornado touched down briefly in Queens and Brooklyn Saturday morning, destroying property, disrupting plans and terrifying residents all over the city -- reported the NYDN.
According to eye witnesses, a black funnel cloud with accompanied by "howling winds" ripped into south Brooklyn and Queens at around 11 a.m. “I saw a big gray cloud coming and ran to my basement with my son,” said Diane Tye, 36, who could barely pick up her 2-year-old son (Dylan) as the dark cloud approached. “It was very scary,” the breathless mom told the NYDN. "People around here are freaked out,” she added.
The storm "screamed" through homes and threw patio furniture "high into the sky. However, the scary twister passed in just a few minutes. It left, though, broken windows and trees behind. “I saw the whirling winds carrying things past my window. There was furniture and a surfboard flying through the air,” said Alice Marie, another affected neighbor.
The storm also drenched the U.S Open in Queens, dumping showers that continued past 11 a.m., when Olympic champion Andy Murray was supposed to begin his match against 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych. Play was postponed.