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Astonishing images of the moment apocalyptic 'derecho' superstorm battered New York killing two

 

Lightning and Thunder Storms In New York City

 

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Nubes oscuras se ciernen sobre el Empire State Building y Manhattan durante el temporal tipo "DERECHO" a través del área de Nueva York el 26 de julio de 2012. El pronóstico para el jueves por la noche advirtió lo que podría ser el más grave mal tiempo de Nueva York desde que los tornados gemelos golpearon Staten Island, Brooklyn y Queens, en septiembre de 2010. 

 

      City slickers: Pedestrians rush through a torrential downpour in Times Square, Manhattan

 

Lightning strikes the antenna on the top of the Empire State Building yesterday

 

Rayos caen sobre la antena del Empire State Building en Nueva York en tormenta de verano

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9431988/US-storms-torrential-rain-in-New-York-City-and-possible-tornado-in-Elmira.html

"Those dark,  menacing storm clouds look almost apocalyptic.  If nature had emotions I'd say it's looking pretty p*ssed off!" ...

"Looks like a scene from the movie 'Ghostbusters'." ...

 

Lightning strikes the antenna on the top of the Empire State Building in New York City during a summer thunderstorm

Picture: Clarence Holmes/Demotix/Corbis

 

 

 

Dark Clouds hover over the Empire State Building and Manhattan as a potential derecho moves through the New York Area in the East Village of New York City on July 26, 2012. The forecast for Thursday evening called for what could be New York's most serious outburst of severe weather since twin tornadoes hit Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens in September 2010. UPI/John Angelillo

 

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/27/Watercooler-Stories/UPI-25691343385000/#ixzz21pxHEwlE

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/

 

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Pedestrians' umbrellas buckle under high winds as a massive storm looms above Times Square
Pedestrians' umbrellas buckle under high winds as a massive storm looms above Times Square

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Imágenes apocalípticas de supertormenta  'Derecho' golpeando Nueva York

 

32 millones de personas en el camino de la feroz tormenta que pone a la ciudad de Nueva York en "riesgo inusualmente alto" de tornado

Se emitió el "estado de emergencia" después de que un tornado tocó tierra en Elmira, NY en 16:15 lo que desencadenó incendios, daños en edificios y resultó en automovilistas atrapados en sus coches

Retrasos en los vuelos de hasta 2 horas en el aeropuerto JFK, La Guardia y Newark

Campings evacuados en varias regiones y en las Cataratas del Allegany

 

26 de julio de 2012 | ACTUALIZADO: 15:54 GMT, 27 de julio 2012

 

 

Dos personas murieron y más de 100.000 hogares y negocios en Nueva York, Ohio y Pensilvania se quedaron sin electricidad la mañana del viernes después de que feroces tormentas azotaron la región.

El estado de emergencia y el toque de queda se puso en vigor en Elmira, Nueva York, después de un tornado derribó líneas eléctricas y árboles, los hospitales fueron puestos en estado de alerta de desastres.

 

Una mujer que estaba acampando en Genesee, Pennsylvania, murió cuando buscó refugio de la tormenta en su auto y un árbol cayó sobre él,  dijo John Hetrick, director de los servicios de emergencia del Condado de Potter.

El gobernador Andrew Cuomo, declaró la emergencia para el Condado de Chemung después de que un tornado tocó tierra en la ciudad de Elmira, en el noroeste del Estado de Nueva York, a las 16:15 del 26 de julio.

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¿QUÉ ES  "DERECHO"?

 

Derecho es un fenómeno atmosférico generalizado, de larga duración, con viento asociado a lluvias o tormentas en una amplia banda territorial.

Se puede producir destrucción similar a la de los tornados y el daño típicamente se dirige en una dirección.

El término DERECHO indica " daños por viento en línea recta'  y se utiliza a veces para describir este tipo de fenómeno.

Para ser clasificado como "Derecho", la línea de tormentas debe viajar por lo menos 240 millas e incluyen ráfagas de viento de al menos 58 mph.

En un barrio de cuatro manzanas en Elmira, la mayoría de los hogares tenía árboles caídos sobre ellos, las señales de tráfico fueron dobladas por la mitad y troncos de árboles tenían restos de los letreros envuelto alrededor. Varios coches fueron aplastados por árboles caídos, mientras que un edificio de dos pisos de ladrillo tenía la mayor parte de la segunda planta arrancada por la tormenta.

En la mañana del viernes, la energía se cortó para 29.000 residentes de la ciudad.

Las tormentas enviaron nubes negras y amenazadoras por el Medio Oeste y el Nordeste, granizo del tamaño de una moneda de un cuarto de dólar cayó en algunas zonas de Pensilvania, dijo AccuWeather.com.

Los meteorólogos dijeron que vientos de 70 millas por hora (113 kph) se reportaron en algunas partes de Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania y Oklahoma.

Cientos de vuelos fueron cancelados y al menos 300.000 hogares sufrieron cortes de electricidad en Nueva York, Nueva Jersey y Connecticut después de advertencias de tornados, tormentas severas, granizo y huracanes se emitieron a lo largo de la costa este.

Más de 900 vuelos se cancelaron en los EE.UU.  El aeropuerto de La Guardia en Nueva York, fue el más afectado con 162 vuelos de aviones cancelados.

32 millones de personas estaban directamente en la trayectoria de la tormenta de ayer incluyendo a los de los alrededores de Nueva York, según el Centro de Predicción de Tormentas.

Cielos oscuros sevieron sobre Manhattan alrededor de las 6pm, con fuertes lluvias en la isla y en el Bronx, Staten Island, Queens y Brooklyn.

 

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Astonishing images of the moment apocalyptic 'derecho' superstorm battered New York killing two

One man was killed in Brooklyn, New York, and a woman died in Genesee, Pennsylvania

32 million people in path of severe storm and New York City has 'unusually high risk' of tornado

State of emergency issued after tornado touched down in Elmira, NY at 4.15pm with fires, building damage and motorists trapped in cars

, 27 July 2012

 

Two people were killed and more than 100,000 homes and businesses in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were without electricity Friday morning after ferocious thunderstorms swept through the region.

A state of emergency and curfew were in effect in Elmira, New York, this morning after a suspected tornado toppled power lines and trees and hospitals were placed on disaster alert.

Only emergency vehicles allowed on the streets until 8 am while the damage was cleared, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said.

 

The severe weather, which has been described as the summer's second 'derecho', claimed the lives of two people. 

A prosecutor with the state attorney general’s office was killed after he was hit by scaffolding and bricks that fell from a church steeple that was struck by lightning in Brooklyn, New York, according to the New York Post. 

 

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A woman who was camping in Genesee, Pennsylvania, near the New York State line, was killed when she took refuge from the storm in her car and a tree then fell on it, John Hetrick, director of emergency services for Potter County, said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared an emergency for Chemung County after a tornado touched down in the city of Elmira, in north-west New York State, at 4.15pm to allow the state to mobilize state resources to assist local governments. 

 

 

WHAT IS A 'DERECHO'?

A derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms.

It can produce destruction similar to that of tornadoes, while the damage typically is directed in one direction.

As a result, the term 'straight-line wind damage' is sometimes used to describe the phenomenon.

To be classified as a derecho, the line of storms must travel at least 240 miles and include wind gusts of at least 58 mph.

In one four-block neighborhood in Elmira, most homes had trees toppled upon them, street signs were bent in half and tree trunks had debris wrapped around them. Several cars were crushed by downed trees, while one two-story brick building had most of the second story torn off in the storm.

On Friday morning, most power remained out for the city's 29,000 residents.

As the storms sent black, menacing clouds rolling across Midwest and Northeast, hail ranging from the size of a dime to a quarter fell in some areas of Pennsylvania, AccuWeather.com said.

Meteorologists said 70-mile-per-hour (113-kph) winds were reported in parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and at least 300,000 homes suffered power cuts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail and hurricane-strength winds along the East Coast.  

More than 900 flights in the U.S. were grounded with LaGuardia Airport in New York the worst affected with 162 planes unable to take off.

Around 32 million people were directly in the path of the storm yesterday including those in and around New York City, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Skies darkened over Manhattan around 6pm with heavy downpours on the island and in the Bronx first, then rolling across Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A house in Elmira, New York, is damaged by a falling tree after the town was hit by severe thunderstorms
A house in Elmira, New York, is damaged by a falling tree after the town was hit by severe thunderstorms

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Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, New York, after the town was hit by a tornado. Severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the Midwest and Northeast, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. The storms spawned a tornado that touched down in Elmira.
Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, New York, after the town was hit by a tornado. Severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the Midwest and Northeast, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. The storms spawned a tornado that touched down in Elmira.

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A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York
A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9431988/US-storms-torrential-rain-in-New-York-City-and-possible-tornado-in-Elmira.html?frame=2290046

 

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Singing in the rain: Are Kjeldsberg-Skauby, 12, from Norway, dances during a torrential downpour in Times Square
Singing in the rain: Are Kjeldsberg-Skauby, 12, from Norway, dances during a torrential downpour in Times Square

 

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Clouds gather over apartment buildings ahead of a thunderstorm on the east side of Manhattan in New York
Clouds gather over apartment buildings ahead of a thunderstorm on the east side of Manhattan in New York

 

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Fallen trees and downed power lines lie on a street in Elmira
Fallen trees and downed power lines lie on a street in Elmira

 

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Dark storm clouds loom over Brooklyn
Dark storm clouds loom over Brooklyn

 

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A pedestrian smiles as she runs through a torrential downpour in Times Square, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in New York.
A pedestrian smiles as she runs through a torrential downpour in Times Square, in New York

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Part of a roof lies on a pavement in Elmira after the town was hit by a tornado
Part of a roof lies on a pavement in Elmira after the town was hit by a tornado

 

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Downed power lines and trees are pictured on a street in Elmira
Downed power lines and trees are pictured on a street in Elmira

 

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Pedestrians huddle under an umbrella in Times Square
Pedestrians huddle under an umbrella in Times Square

 

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Storm clouds loom over Times Square
Storm clouds loom over Times Square

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Crushed: A crushed automobile is seen the morning after the town was hit by a tornado in Elmira, New York July 27, 2012

 

 

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