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    Weekly wrap-up: Winds send scaffolding flying in NYC; Tornado injures dozens in Indonesia

    By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
    November 24, 2017, 8:35:33 AM EST

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    A tornado tore through Indonesia’s East Java province on Wednesday, injuring at least 35 people and damaging 600 homes, according to Reuters.

    Dwidjo Prawito of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency told Reuters the tornado churned for roughly five minutes with speeds of 45 mph (70 km/h).

    Videos on social media showed intense winds ripping roofs off buildings.

    Five people were injured in Manhattan this week after gusty winds sent pieces of scaffolding flying.

    Officials said all of the injuries are minor and not life threatening, according to ABC7NY. Winds gusted up to 40 mph in parts of New York City on Sunday.

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    Gusty winds up to 40 mph were reported in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 19. (Twitter photo/@NYPD5Pct)


    Damaging thunderstorms and several tornadoes struck Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 18.

    Widespread damaging winds were reported in many counties along and north of the Interstate-40 corridor, the National Weather Service said.

    Three tornadoes were confirmed, but no injuries were reported. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF1, while a third was given an EF0 classification.

    Intense flooding in the United Kingdom trapped people in their vehicles this week.

    Firefighters in North Wales were busy rescuing people from cars and homes as 3 feet of water (90 cm) inundated Llangefni, according to the BBC.

    Train service was suspended due to the poor conditions. Landslides were reported in some areas.

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    Another 70 people and 20 horses were rescued in Lancashire County in England. Emergency crews in the area received more than 500 calls for help, according to the BBC.

    Nearly 2 inches (4.3 cm) of rain fell in 24 hours, the UK Met Office said.

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    Mount Agung emits volcanic smoke and ash from its crater as seen from Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The volcano on the Indonesian tourist island has spewed ash and smoke, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged. (AP Photo/Wayan Wijaya)


    Mount Agung, a volcano in Bali, erupted for the first time in more than 50 years this week.

    The eruption was small with smoke climbing 2,300 feet in the air, according to Reuters. Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation agency recommended against any activity within 4.6 miles of the volcano.

    The area had been evacuated in September due to fears of an eruption. Nearly 30,000 are still in evacuation camps.

    Due to the small nature of the eruption, Bali's international airport remained open.

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