VIDEO: High winds across NY, NJ cause falling debris, downed trees, leave thousands without power

Falling debris Midtown
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There were many reports of damage after high winds and severe storm weather made its way across parts of New York City and New Jersey overnight.

Pedestrians like Michael William wrote took to social media to share videos of the gusty winds. "Wow! Apparently I just survived my first NYC Tornado," he wrote.

"My first tornado warning in New York," Andrew Nazdin wrote.

Officials also blocked off several streets in Midtown due to falling debris.

FDNY were called to falling debris near 57th Street and 6th Avenue.

Police Blocking Off Streets Near Scene of Falling Debris