* TORNADO WARNING FOR... FAIRFIELD COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... * UNTIL 1130 AM EDT... * AT 1104 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR NEW CANAAN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH JUST NORTH OF THE MERRITT PARKWAY. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... WILTON BY 1125 AM... GEORGETOWN BY 1130 AM... THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for New York City, Orange, Putnam, Parsippany and Bernards Township.
Flood warnings are in effect for Bedminster and Kingwood townships.
There has also been wind damage in Branchburg and Bridgewater.
The warnings are in effect for New York City and Newark, New Jersey until 1 p.m. and Orange and Putnam Counties until 12 p.m.
Additionally, severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for the Bronx, Northern Manhattan, Westchester and Bergen County, New Jersey.