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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 4 Miles
-- Width 220 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area SUFFOLK
WFO OKX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-28 03:50:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0N BABYLON
Begin Lat/Lon 40.7/-73.32
End Date 2011-08-28 03:54:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1E WYANDANCH
End Lat/Lon 40.75/-73.35
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative As Hurricane Irene moved north along the Atlantic coast and interacted with land, it weakened and made its second landfall as a Tropical Storm near Little Egg Inlet along the southeast NJ Coast on August 28, 2011 around 5:35 am EDT. Tropical Storm Irene made its third landfall in New York City around 9:00 am.
Irene brought sustained tropical storm winds, heavy rain, and destructive storm surge along with two confirmed tornadoes.
Seven deaths occurred:
one 53 year old man was found dead after a 3 hr. rescue effort after his boat overturned in strong rapids while boating in the Croton River in Croton (Westchester County)
one 68 year old man drowned in a marina off City Island in the Bronx; where he had gone to check on his boat.
one 52 year old man drove through flood waters around 3 barricades and drowned in the Town of Tuxedo in Orange County, NY.
one older man died wind surfing in Suffolk County during the afternoon of 8/28/2011
one 51 year old man fell 30 feet from a 60-foot high tree while trimming large tree branches in Roslyn Heights in Nassau County on 9/9/2011.
one child came into contact with downed electrical wires and was electrocuted in Rockland County; died 9/10-11/2011
one man came into contact with downed electrical wires and was electrocuted in Rockland County
At least 600,000 people were ordered (both voluntary and mandatory) to evacuate from storm surge and fresh water inland flooding.
Widespread power outages lasted up to 1 week following Tropical Storm Irene.
Event Narrative Based on a National Weather Service Storm Survey, a weak F0 tornado was confirmed from near Babylon northwest to near Wyandanch in southwest Suffolk County.
The estimated maximum wind gust was 75 mph.
This weak tornado was spawned by a rotating thunderstorm within a spiral rain band rotating around then Hurricane Irene several hours before it made landfall in New York City.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NORTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:09 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE) SOUTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:09 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NORTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:09 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE) SOUTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:09 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRONX (ZONE) BRONX (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:58 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND (STATEN IS.) (ZONE) RICHMOND (STATEN IS.) (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:58 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) (ZONE) NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 01:58 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE) SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 02:10 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN NASSAU (ZONE) NORTHERN NASSAU (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 02:10 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGS (BROOKLYN) (ZONE) KINGS (BROOKLYN) (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 02:10 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKLAND (ZONE) ROCKLAND (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 02:10 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN QUEENS (ZONE) NORTHERN QUEENS (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 02:10 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLIS QUEENS CO. NY 08/28/2011 03:00 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BABYLON SUFFOLK CO. NY 08/28/2011 03:50 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN QUEENS (ZONE) SOUTHERN QUEENS (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 06:13 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN NASSAU (ZONE) SOUTHERN NASSAU (ZONE) NY 08/28/2011 06:13 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K