UPDATE: A new warning for Staten Island, NY has been issued until 10:15 PM EDT.
(PM) — Residents near New York City are bracing for the impact of a possible tornado that could bring strong winds and possible flash floods to the populace.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for several counties close to Manhattan Tuesday evening, pleading for residents in the path of the “dangerous storm” to stay inside.
“Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely,” NWS said in a statement. “This Tornado Warning replaces the Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for the same area.”