The lead paragraph states;" A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday...". Sorry, tornadoes don't come from the sea, they form from thunderstorms.
Next paragraph says,"Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking up water, then sand, and then small pieces of buildings...". Funnel clouds don't touch the ground. If it does, it's then called a tornado. Tornadoes don't "suck" stuff up like a giant vacumn cleaner hose. Extreme wind sheer around the vortex rips things apart and blows them through the air. The result may at times make the tornado appear to be sucking things off the ground but that is not actually the case.
When people read this kind of journalism, they develop the wrong concepts about the world around us which educators in turn have to reteach correctly or we end up with "dark ages" knowledge like alchemy. Meteorology is often a victim of this because many people have folklore knowledge of the weather which most times is only somewhat correct. It is my hope that someday we will understand the importance of teaching Earth Sciences, not just Life and Physical Sciences, so our future generations can be as knowledgeable about all the parts of the world we live in.