Two tornadoes hit New York City on 8 September, sweeping through Queens and Brooklyn, and cutting off power to many houses.
Though no serious injuries have been reported and power is now back on, the tornadoes caused a considerable amount of damage. Many businesses were forced to close in order to clear up the debris, as well as trying to continue without power.
The first of the pair hit the seafront at Breezy point around 11:00am, in the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, after sweeping in from the sea.
The second hit the Carnarsie neighbourhood in Brooklyn at around 11:30am, travelling for roughly half a mile before blowing itself out.
The tornadoes startled residents, who were given advance notice by the National Weather Service but are still unused to storms of this kind hitting the city.
The women's final of the US Tennis Open was delayed on Saturday due to the threat of the storms, as well as one of the men's semifinals. Both were rescheduled for Sunday.
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