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The nasty weather system blamed for four deaths in Oklahoma yesterday is now causing havoc in the East.
Firefighters are assessing the damage in a New York City neighborhood after a tornado swept out of the sea and sent debris flying. No injuries have been reported from today's twister that hit the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
At the Breezy Point Surf Club, the tornado ripped the roofs off rows of cabanas, scattered deck chairs and left a heavy metal barbecue and propane tank sitting in the middle of a softball field. The community of seaside bungalows was littered with broken flower pots, knocked-down fences and smashed windows.
In western New York, strong winds blew roofing off some buildings in Buffalo and sent bricks into the street.
The storms that are now threatening the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states erupted yesterday in Oklahoma, where a cold front collided with triple-digit heat.
Authorities say fierce winds flung a mobile home into a creek in northeastern Oklahoma, killing a couple and their grandchild. A Missouri truck driver also died after winds flipped his semi.