Power Restored After Outages in NYC, NJ

The severe weather spawned two tornados, in Queens and Brooklyn, as more than 1,100 customers lost power on Saturday

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    The storms that roared through New York City took out power for some city residents along the way, but the lights are back on.

    The severe weather spawned two tornados, in Queens and Brooklyn, as more than 1,100 customers lost power on Saturday.

    By Sunday morning, almost all power had been restored.

    The first tornado went through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. The second twister hit to the northwest, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn .

    The unsettled weather, part of a cold front that crossed over the Eastern Seaboard, toppled trees and power lines and damaged buildings as it passed through.

    Power has also been restored to nearly all of the thousands of homes and businesses that lost service when severe storms rumbled across New Jersey Saturday.
     
    Most of the outages were in northern Jersey, which was hardest hit by the storms that contained damaging winds, hail and heavy rain. The storms downed trees and damaged power lines, but no serious injuries were reported.
     
    Jersey Central Power and Light said roughly 130 customers were still without electricity Sunday morning, down from about 8,000 on Saturday night. And roughly 1,000 customers of PSE&G remained without service, down from about 9,000 customers who had lost power on Saturday.

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