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. The National Weather Service says the tornado

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2016, 4:51 PM

Updated 2,901 days ago

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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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