(Click HERE for photos) Severe thunderstorms soaked the region causing flooding, tornado warnings, power outages and mass transit delays for many New York, New Jersey and Connecticut residents on Wednesday.
A big wind went through Bay Ridge, Brooklyn knocking over giant trees onto cars parked along Bay Ridge Avenue. Residents in the neighborhood said they were awakened around 6 a.m. by car alarms, thunder and loud winds.
Multiple media reports are stating that a tornado possibly touched down near Boro Pak – in the Sunset Park / Bay Ridge area.
An investigator with the National Weather Service will be heading to the scene to determine if it was a tornado.
Although the Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau County between 6 a.m and 7 a.m., the wind that went through Bay Ridge was not immediately characterized as a tornado.
UPDATE 11:31AM EST: Yeshivaworld is being informed that Maimonides Hospital has suffered serious damage to their buildings from this incident.
(Sources: WNBC / CBS)