Weather Service confirms low-grade tornado hit Long Island

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a low-grade tornado touched down on Long Island.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 11:55 AM

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a low-grade tornado touched down on Long Island.

Newsday reports that the tornado had winds of about 85 mph when it landed for three minutes in Ronkonkoma at 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

It caused some damage to homes. Several trees landed on cars.

The tornado's path was 400 yards long and 200 yards wide.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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