Tornadoes wreak damage in North Haven and Long Island

North Haven appears to have taken the worst from the storms. A small tornado touched down yesterday afternoon during a series of powerful thunderstorms.

Tornadoes touched down in North Haven and the East End of Long Island yesterday afternoon.

Tornadoes touched down in North Haven and the East End of Long Island yesterday afternoon. (8/11/16)

NORTH HAVEN - North Haven appears to have taken the worst from the storms.

A small tornado touched down yesterday afternoon during a series of powerful thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service says the tornado was rated an EF-0, which is the weakest possible, with 70 mph winds. Several trees were uprooted in the town, and power was knocked out to hundreds of homes.

There was also a weak tornado that touched down on the East End of Long Island. Winds, rain and lightning are being blamed for a lot of the damage. Southold fire officials say a massive house fire in Peconic was caused by a lightning strike. Firefighters responded within minutes, but the house was destroyed.  Fortunately, no one was hurt. 

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