Copy of Copy of tornado.JPGThe History Channel kicks it up a notch with its Mega Disasters series and asks the “Could it happen here?” question in regards to a major tornado hitting the Big Apple. As cool as the graphic looks and all the hope a city twister brings with a Midtown touchdown, it’s really just too impropable to even worry about and therefore bother to watch. On the other hand, NYC’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) maintains that although rare it can be particulairly devastating, to Staten Island at least:

“Severe storms can even spawn tornadoes, which often leave broken tree limbs, downed power lines and other debris in their wake.
Though infrequent, tornado outbreaks in New York City are not unprecedented. In August 1990, an F0 tornado touched down on Staten Island, injuring three people. Five years later, in October 1995, an F1 tornado struck Staten Island again, causing some property damage, but no injuries.”


Copy of Copy of tornado.JPGThe History Channel kicks it up a notch with its Mega Disasters series and asks the “Could it happen here?” question in regards to a major tornado hitting the Big Apple. As cool as the graphic looks and all the hope a city twister brings with a Midtown touchdown, it’s really just too impropable to even worry about and therefore bother to watch. On the other hand, NYC’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) maintains that although rare it can be particulairly devastating, to Staten Island at least:

“Severe storms can even spawn tornadoes, which often leave broken tree limbs, downed power lines and other debris in their wake.
Though infrequent, tornado outbreaks in New York City are not unprecedented. In August 1990, an F0 tornado touched down on Staten Island, injuring three people. Five years later, in October 1995, an F1 tornado struck Staten Island again, causing some property damage, but no injuries.”