Two people were injured near a New Jersey high school when a strong storm packing high winds tore through the tri-state area on Tuesday night, local reports said.
Two people suffered minor injuries when an object — possibly a tree branch — crashed through a parked car near Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, NJ.com reported.
About 100 people, who were at the school for a track team banquet, huddled in the gym to wait out the storm until they were given an all-clear to leave.
The school was ordered shut on Wednesday as authorities in the area will work to clear “significant” damage caused by the storm, according to the report.
The severe weather — which earlier this week caused catastrophic damage in the Midwest — also struck the city, as a tornado warning was issued in Staten Island.
“As of 10:30 PM the threat of a tornado has passed in the area of Staten Island. Expect residual thunderstorms,” the NYC Office of Emergency Management tweeted.
Images posted to social media show ice-cube sized hail falling in the borough.
A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for a large swath of southern Brooklyn until 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Areas in Connecticut, including New Haven and West Haven, were also placed under a severe thunderstorm warning during the bout of inclement weather, officials said.
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