Trees down, Parking Signs twisted off, Windows blown out, and the list goes on. Forest Hills looked like a War Zone that Nature Attacked. I saw a street sign, you know, with the angle iron and the tiny holes in the center, and this metal post was twisted a few degrees. It looked like Superman took 2 hands, and twisted it in the opposite directions, causing it to have a twist turn to it. And this twist started 4 feet up the pole. I don’t know if the Tornado did it, but I have never saw a street sign post twisted like this one. A street sign next to it was snapped off, but I could not see where on the pole it snapped.I have never seen anything like this. This made any Hurricane we ever had look like a cake walk. Scaffoldings were strewn all over the Place. More than just a strong gust of wind. This episode lasted approx. 2-3 minutes, according to witnesses. A man in the Barber Shop on 71st. Rd. in Forest Hills felt pressure in his ears as it struck, and Glass was all over the place, as well as street signs, etc. Emergency Vehicles were all over with their lights Flashing. It was really everyone for themselves and friendly neighbors, because if you would have needed Emergency Services of any kind, they would have been too busy responding to downed power lines, etc. In addition, Cell Phone service was intermittent. Wait till there is a longer, sustained catastrophe, Everyone will really have a tough time, and have to rely on the person next to them for help, as Emergency Services will really be jammed up. Most could not get down the streets, due to Trees that weighed tons blocking them.
Traffic was at a stand still, and people were taking pictures and talking about the Tornado.
I don’t know if the National Weather Service have confirmed this as a Tornado that struck Forest Hills, But if they do, I believe this will be the first Tornado on record, that has ever Twisted through Forest Hills.
A MACROBURST SLAMMED FOREST HILLS & MIDDLE VILLAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Downdraft of 125 mph wind, initially 1.5 mile wide, expanding to 2.5 miles wide and 8 miles long. It was a Huge Path of Destruction!
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confirmed that two tornadoes and a macroburst touched down in New York City.