Trio Of First-Ever November Tornadoes Leave LI Families Floundering
Not one, not two, but three tornadoes touched down on Long Island Saturday in a first for Nassau and Suffolk counties, which have no records of a tornado striking in November.
The National Weather Service confirmed a total of seven, rare November tornadoes struck the northeast over the weekend, the other four were in Connecticut.
No deaths or injuries were reported but the region saw widespread damage to property as well as power outages from winds that reached up to 110 mph.
Two EF-0 tornadoes and an EF-1 tornado hit a series of towns across both Long Island counties on Saturday as a line of severe thunderstorms pushed east after blowing through New Jersey and New York City.
A team of NWS surveyors spent Sunday crisscrossing storm damage, tracking the paths of the systems and confirming the rare events for communities shocked to see tornadoes blow through.