Gotham Tornado: Amazing Photo of Twister Passing Statue of Liberty

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Correction: This post previously featured a photo  from 1976. Original story follows:

This photo comes courtesy of Dave Carlson’s Twitter feed – not sure if he took the photo, or merely found it online.

A tornado warning was issued late Thursday afternoon for Brooklyn and Queens – two outer boroughs of New York City. The National Weather Service reported a tornado passing through the heavily populated Park Slope neighborhood in southern Brooklyn – and you can see various images of Park Slope damage here.

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It’s a freak event, a tornado in the heart of New York City, and the image above may be once in a lifetime – a tornado passing by the Statue of Liberty, en route to the busy streets of Brooklyn across the East River.

Have more images? Feel free to link to in the comments below.

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