Not much to say here, except that New York City and its boroughs was bombarded by tornado-like winds, Thursday afternoon.
Fortunately, I was below ground, in the subway. When I came up, the streets were dusted with branches and leaves. My fiance Mark was trapped in the car for several minutes, unable to see anything ahead of him but the tail lights of the next car.
For some incredible photos of the storm, check out these photos on the Times website. Readers sent in photos of dramatic skies, uprooted trees, crushed cars and other havoc.
Be warned, some of the photos of uprooted trees are heartbreaking. Thousands of trees were said to be killed, some as much as 250 years old. The winds reached up to 135 miles per hour and swept through Brooklyn and Queens.
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