Unlikely tornado hits Long Island, leaves homes and trees damaged

By Chris Perez

Source: NYPost

A tornado touched down in Suffolk County, Long Island, on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The twister, which was rated an EF0, wreaked havoc on residents in Manorville — where it damaged houses, knocked down trees and took out utility poles with its powerful 85-mph winds, officials said.

There were also multiple reports of waterspout activity in the area as a result of the afternoon storms.

Photos and video posted on social media show a tornado forming over Suffolk, as well as a waterspout.

According to NWS officials, Monday’s tornado first touched down in Manorville on Dayton Street near the intersection of South Street and Dayton Avenue.

“It sheared large tree limbs and the tops off of dozens of oak, maple and pine trees, as well as uprooting at least a dozen shallow rooted large trees,” officials said. “Several electric poles were downed by falling trees … with collateral tree damage noted to a few houses in the neighborhood.

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