A tornado smashed a tree into a car in College Point. // Twitter photo by Daniel Rosenthal

Freak Twister Tears Through College Point

Brooklyn has a Cyclone, but Queens has a twister. A night of heavy rain storms turned destructive as a rare tornado ripped through College Point Thursday night, tearing down trees and damaging homes, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday morning. Queens residents’ phones began buzzing around 10:20 p.m. with a unique warning: “Seek shelter as tornado conditions roll in.”

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