There have been lots of rumors flying around online, especially on Twitter, about a tornado that supposedly touched down in Queens, and it really did, at around 5:30pm EST yesterday. Click here to see more pictures of the havoc this storm system wreaked. Video after the break.

A tornado touched down this evening, causing widespread reports of destruction on Twitter. (And, reportedly, some destruction in Brooklyn.) The tornado touched down around 5:30pm, sparking chaos, strong rain, and thousands of tweets.

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