Winds clocked at 70 mph toppled trees onto cars and homes during Tuesday afternoon’s storm.
The Parks Department said more than 50 trees fell in Brooklyn, according to ABC 7.
FDNY, NYPD and NYCEM rushed to Bay Ridge Parkway between 19th and 20th avenues, where some of the worst damage was done. They made sure no one was trapped in cars and that residents could get in and out of their homes.
“We got reports of possible people trapped,” said EMS Assistant Chief Paul Miano. “We sent our rescue medics in to assess if people were trapped, and thankfully that was not the situation.”
FDNY said one person had minor injuries.
NYCEM Commissioner Zach Iscol said crews were clearing streets and assessing damage.
When a reporter asked if a tornado had struck, Iscol said, “The National Weather Service still has to do their assessment, but what they said is straight line winds up to 70 miles an hour.”
Con Edison reported no power outages in the area.
Northbound N trains were delayed after debris fell on the tracks at the Bay Parkway station.