news.sky.com 18th September 2010
Two tornados have struck New York City, becoming the 9th and 10th to do so since 1950. With winds of up to 125 mph, the 30 minute storm caused one death and a large amount of structural damage. The tornados stampeded 14 miles through Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn causing 14,000 to lose power. According to Kyle Struckmann, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, it was a miracle that more people didn’t die. The one victim, 30 year old Aline Levakis, was killed when a falling branch crushed the car she was in with her husband, 60 year old Billy. Mr. Levakis escaped with minor scrapes.