NYC area braces for possible tornado after National Weather Service warning

ABC News | 5/28/2019 | Staff
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Residents near New York City are bracing for the impact of a possible tornado that could bring strong winds and possible flash floods to the area.

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The National Weather service issued tornado warnings for several counties surrounding Manhattan on Tuesday evening, urging residents in the path of the "dangerous storm" to stay inside.

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The service said the storms could produce hail the size of quarters.

"Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely," NWS said in a statement. "This Tornado Warning replaces the Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for the same area."

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The warning covers areas surrounding Staten Island and parts of northeastern New Jersey, including Hudson County, Union County and southern Essex County.

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