USTornado and severe weather warning issued for New York City

05:10  29 may  2019
05:10  29 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of New York and New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania.

“Emergency Alert,” read a message sent to surprised New Yorkers by the NWS. “Tornado warning in this area till 9:30 p.m. EDT. Take shelter now.”

Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and John F. Kennedy International Airport reported “flight disruptions” from the severe weather as torrential rains swept the area.

In addition the NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Long Island, including Hampton Bays, Riverhead and East Quogue until at least 10:00 p.m.

Similar warnings were also issued for the Connecticut cities of New Haven, West Haven and Milford as storms bore down from the midwest.

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