In a shocking video, following a bizarre storm in New York City, a tornado crossed a Long Island roadway Saturday, delivering heavy hail and 50 mph winds.
Saturday afternoon brought severe storms that brought thunder, heavy rain, and hail to the region, as well as a tornado warning for Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island.
After 3:30 p.m. on Monday, a tornado barreled over the Sunrise Highway, leaving one individual with a bizarre experience.
We also obtained unique access to Sandspit Marina in Patchogue, on the Great South Bay, where the video of whirling clouds attempting to create a tornado was obtained.
In the background, the driver can be heard exclaiming, “Oh my God, we’re in a tornado!”
Residents have gone to social media to post images of the damage caused by the tornado, including felled trees that smashed into houses and electricity lines that were knocked down.
Images also show trees that were completely uprooted and crashed on parked cars, destroyed businesses, and even a tiny aircraft that flipped over on Long Island.
According to a Levittown resident, Ann Pizaro, it was the worst weather Levittown has experienced since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
At least three trees fell on Pizaro’s property during the weekend’s storm, and one of them fell on her neighbor’s vehicle and shattered into her own yard.
Residents of Staten Island posted images of large hailstones that had fallen on their porches after the storm.
During the afternoon thunderstorms that battered New York City, stunning photographs were recorded of a bolt of lightning striking One World Trade Center.
Videos caught the foreboding grey sky and swirling clouds above before the storm made landfall.
By 6:30 p.m., around 355 PSEG customers on Long Island were still without power as a result of the extreme weather.
The New York Post said that strong winds of up to 50 mph toppled a tree on the Long Island Highway and subway rails in Brooklyn and Queens, blocking traffic.
Prior to the storm, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City issued a warning to all New Yorkers.
A storm is expected to hit the city between 2 and 4 p.m. ET, bringing heavy rain, wind gusts of up to 40 mph, and hail. When the weather is bad, use public transit and be careful if you’re outdoors.’
Oklahoma city also faced some severe tornadoes in October causing a lot of damage.