Two injured at NJ high school as storms batter the tri-state area

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.

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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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