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Tornadoes Tear Through New York City

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Two tornadoes touched down on the edges of New York City in the morning on Saturday, causing a power outage and hurling debris, but causing no serious injuries.  An additional tornado warning for the area is still in effect.

The first tornado touched down in the Breezy Point section of Rockaway, Queens.  The second, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, landed in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

On Friday, a tornado in Oklahoma killed four people, including a child.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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