BOSTON (AP) — Heavy rains with winds reaching up to 60 mph moved through southern New England, flooding roads, toppling trees and snapping power lines Saturday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Stephanie Dunten said the storm began about 6 p.m. and barraged New England over about three hours through western Massachusetts, western Connecticut, and part of New Hampshire before fizzling out near Rhode Island.
Roads flooded in Fall River, Mass., and East Providence, R.I. In Fall River, waters reached up to car windshields and dozens of vehicles stalled out. A daycare center was evacuated and St. Anne's Hospital emergency room flooded.
Earlier in the day a tornado watch for Hampden and Hampshire County was issued through 9 p.m. Saturday. A tornado warning was issued for the southwest portion of Berkshire County for a time.
On Saturday morning, a tornado touched down in New York City. Several photos posted on the photo sharing site Instagram show the rotation.
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