Tornado: View from My Window

Tornado: View from My Window

Thursday night, September 16th, 2010, New York City was hit by an unusually violent and short storm.  Winds approaching 125mph ripped through Forest Hills.  I was not there for the storm, I was working in central New Jersey.  The storm there was brief and harsh, but no different than other thunder storms.  I was shocked when I received an email from a friend talking about possible birding problems because all the trees were gone.  What the hell?  Then I turned on the radio.

I wasn’t able to get back to Forest Hills till late Friday night, erev Yom Kippur.  My home neighborhood was devastated.  My apartment, in which the tornado winds made a detour, looked ransacked.  I couldn’t sleep.  Saturday I woke up early, looked out my window at the side street that connects Yellowstone Blvd. with Queens Blvd.  The street was still closed to traffic.

There is a car in there somewhere.

On the way to Jamaica Bay, I took a couple of photos through my car window:

Tornado: Saturday Morning

Originally uploaded by donna lynn


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