oh hell yeah, all you doubters

September 17, 2010 |  Category:   life nyc

It was real…real, I’m telling ya! 2 tornadoes in Brooklyn & Queens confirmed. And it touched down in our neighborhood and moved its way up. Mark and I swear it started at the edge of our avenue as there was no tree damage on the other side of the avenue and towards the next neighborhood over. We had live news crews and helicopters hover over the neighborhood all day surveying the damage. This video is kinda cool.

And no time wasted getting your commemorative “I Survived the Great Brooklyn Tornado of 2010” t-shirts. New York, we’re so hard core! Don’t listen to all the haters in the Midwest commenting on news stories who are making fun of us for whining about some wind and “a few trees down”. The “doubters” are them, not you, dear readers.

Oh no they didn’t: “New York (CNN) — Forget two turntables and a microphone — New York City experienced two tornados and a microburst Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.” Ugh. And they spelled tornadoes wrong.

Alright, I’ll stop talking about the Great Brooklyn tornado of 2010. It’s been a boring week otherwise, ok?

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  • mau September 18, 2010 at 2:02 am

    sounds scary…but exciting! i believe you, ok?

  • Manya September 18, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I remember in the late 70s when Brooklyn was hit by another one. It rained for 2 straight days, and the wind was really ugly. Oh my NY!

  • Emma September 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Good lord, I’ve heard of tornadoes in other parts of the US but not in NYC!

    Being someone who’s scared of storms I can’t imagine what it would have been like.

  • lil September 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I believed you as soon as you said the sky turned green. I grew up in illinois and we always knew to take the alerts seriously when the sky turned that strange greenish color that it always did right before a tornado.

  • Audrey September 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, really, CNN? That’s unforgivable.

    I’m so glad your house wasn’t damaged in any way. A fallen branch could have easily gone through a window. I love your photos documenting it. It’s hard to believe! (Thanks, CNN).

  • joana September 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I can’t believe you had a tornado over there. By the way, is the weather cold in NY by now?

  • Jenna September 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Joana, september is still really mild here. we’ve been having the best weather in the 70s but today is a bit warmer, about 80.

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