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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 0.67 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State NEW YORK
County/Area SUFFOLK
WFO OKX
Begin Date 07/18/2007 08:25:00 EST-5
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location ISLIP TERRACE
Begin Lat/Lon 40.75/-73.2
End Date 07/18/2007 08:30:00 EST-5
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location ISLIP TERRACE
End Lat/Lon 40.75/-73.2
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A cluster of heavy thunderstorms produced torrential rain that resulted in widespread and significant flash flooding across the region. Maximum 1 hour rainfall rates were estimated at 2 to 3 inches. The storm total rainfall for this event ranged from around 3 to 6 inches. Nassau Community College measured 5.18 inches. Other amounts included 4.20 inches in Holtsville and 3.35 inches in Fresh Meadows.

Thunderstorms produced many frequent and intense lightning strikes that resulted in more than 20,000 customers without power across portions of Long Island, as reported by the Long Island Power Authority.

A severe thunderstorm produced an EF1 tornado in East Islip Terrace.
Event Narrative National Weather Service Meteorologists investigated storm damage in the Islip Terrace area and confirmed that tornadic damage occurred.

The tornado touched down in the town of Islip Terrace near the intersection of Irish Lane and the north service road of Sunrise Highway. It moved east to northeast across Carleton Avenue, Roslyn, and Nassau Streets, and lifted near Nassau and Kunigunda Place. The path was discontinuous over two thirds of a mile. The width was narrow at first, only around 50 yards near the intersection of Irish Lane and the north servicee road of Sunrise Higyway, then fanned out to 150 yards further east.

Most of the damage was to hard wood trees. Twisted off branches were evident throughout the damage path. Some trees were snapped off half way up, including some healthy 40 foot pines.

The Medical Arts Building at Irish Lane and Sunrise Highway sustained structural damage, with a significant loss of its' roof covering and the HVAC unit blown off its roof. Other homes along the damage path also sustained minor damagee to siding and some directly from fallen trees.


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
CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK CO. NY 07/18/2007 06:39 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLUSHING QUEENS CO. NY 07/18/2007 06:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONEY IS KINGS CO. NY 07/18/2007 07:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAYSIDE QUEENS CO. NY 07/18/2007 07:09 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELMONT NASSAU CO. NY 07/18/2007 07:19 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTINGTON SUFFOLK CO. NY 07/18/2007 07:50 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKDALE SUFFOLK CO. NY 07/18/2007 08:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISLIP TERRACE SUFFOLK CO. NY 07/18/2007 08:25 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE NECK QUEENS CO. NY 07/18/2007 08:58 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENNETT FLD NAS KINGS CO. NY 07/18/2007 09:04 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSLYN NASSAU CO. NY 07/18/2007 09:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PATCHOGUE SUFFOLK CO. NY 07/18/2007 09:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K