The tornado spawned at
It frightened many in their homes or traveling in cars, but there were no reported injuries.
"The tornado began near the intersection of
The weather service said the tornado had 100 mph winds, categorizing as an "EF2" event. The Enhanced F Scale ranges to 0 to 5, 5 being the most violent.
She ran to the basement to take cover and, "two minutes later, the storm was over," she said.
"It's a mess," she kept repeating. "I think we got hit the worst."
Not far away, cleanup crews from Sandoval Tree Service were cutting down and removing trees on the 200 block of
Tornadoes were also confirmed in Rockland and Westchester counties in
It has been decades since a tornado was seen in
The weather service issued a tornado and severe thunderstorm warning for
The strong winds knocked down trees, branches and utility lines. Six utility poles were downed along with trees on
On Wednesday morning,
The storm also brought heavy rain. The
But still, she and her family said they feel lucky they have a generator and can remain in the home.
"It's bad," she said. "But people are starving in the world."
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