Firefighters are responding to a beachfront neighborhood in New York City after reports of a possible tornado strike.

A Fire Department spokesman said there were reports of power lines down and possibly other damage in the Point Breeze section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Queens and Brooklyn as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the city.

The service said radar detected a "strong rotation" in the storm, but there was no immediate confirmation that a twister actually formed.The warning was in effect through 11:30 a.m.