The twister set down and traveled approximately 4.8 miles through New Providence into Summit with sustained winds of 85 mph, the National Weather Service said.
Wind gusts could be between 40 to 50 m.p.h. and those conditions have prompted a high wind warning for New York City and Long Island.
The Bronx native was among those in the front rows of the outdoor concert venue where country group Sugarland was set to play. A powerful gust of wind dragged at the stage rigging, causing it to buckle, and ultimately, collapse into the crowd.
Strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Fans were trapped and injured in the incident shortly before 9 p.m. It happened before the band had taken the stage.
Strong winds nearly destroyed a family’s home in New Jersey on Saturday when a 90-foot red oak crashed through a roof in Glen Rock.
The windy weather wreaked havoc on Queens – and it was caught on video. A crew was working Saturday to clear a fallen tree at one house, while another tree fell just steps away.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado hit the Bronx Sunday afternoon during a thunderstorm that left thousands without power in the metropolitan area.