Storms Wreak Havoc on NYC Trains

NEW YORK — Commuter rail and subways were closed after a tornado touched down and heavy rainstorms flooded portions of New York City, authorities said.

The tornado had sustained winds topping 110 mph, authorities said. The twister tore a roughly two-mile swath in Brooklyn.

At least one person was killed in the storm.

Metropolitan Transit Authority were forced to close because the rain fell too fast, according to authorities. City officials were using pumps to remove the water and reopen any lines that closed.

— News Wire