- Posted August 11, 2012 by
Bohemia, New York
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Tornado hit Long Island
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The tornado sped north north east crossing Sunrise Highway and into Connetquot River State Park. The tornado reemerged from the park near Louis Kossuth Ave and 8th Street in Bohemia and continued its path of remodeling and tree pruning, destroying lawn furniture and fences. Near Feuereisen Ave and 7th Street the twister was rain wrapped according to Gus Mojocoa. The twister then crosses Veterans Memorial Highway crossing into Ronkonkoma. On Alexander Court the twister pulled down two trees from opposite sides of the street with their tops laying out in the roadway. Near Ocean Avenue and County Road 93 the twister claimed its last tree. The last sign of the twister was on Peconic Street near Pine Street where broken branches and leave littered about 75 feet of the roadway.
Suffolk police said no injuries or deaths were reported. The 4 1/2 mile distance was unusually long. The Twister stayed on swaggering path only about 150 yards wide with most of the damage concentrated to the approximately 150 feet wide footprint of the Tornado. The National Weather Service stated it was a EF-0 Tornado, though the observed damage in Oakdale on Hollywood Drive looked like a Hollywood disaster movie.