On top of everything else, a tornado warning was issued for NYC today

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason
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In case you needed another reason to stay inside, a tornado warning was issued today for parts of NYC including the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. (Really!) Needless to say, it’s been an eventful few weeks.

You can follow @NotifyNYC for more updates as the storm develops. 

 The National Weather Service released the following statement:

"The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for all or part of New York City. Immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter. Stay away from windows. During a tornado warning, be prepared to potentially lose power. Charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by the outage, turn off all appliances, avoid downed and hanging power lines, and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9‑1‑1. For more information, visit For specific location and timing information, as well as safety tips, please visit or call 3‑1‑1 (212‑639‑9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY 212‑504‑4115)."

And Mayor De Blasio advised New Yorkers to stay vigilant as the storm developed as well:

Currently, a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

Not surprisingly, a lot of New Yorkers felt like the extreme weather event was a bit much on top of everything else right now.

And here are a few shots of some alarming clouds out in Long Beach.

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