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Suffolk County residents cleanup after tornado

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Some residents on Long Island are cleaning up there neighborhoods after the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down during Friday's storm.

The tornado touched down in Suffolk County during a fast moving storm that brought flooding, downed power lines and other damage.  There were no reports of injuries.

It touched down near Great River North to Ronkonkoma around 2:06 p.m. and was rated as an EF0 with winds of 85 miles per hour. An EF0 is the weakest classification for a tornado.

The maximum path was 150 yards wide and it touched down for approximately 4.5 miles, according to the NWS.

It touched down initially on Widgeon Court in Great River and tracked north when it lifted near the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Gary Way Road in Ronkonkoma.  It crossed Connequot River State Park and Bohemia County Park and Bohemia.

The most significant wind damage occurred between 8th Ave. and Feuereisen Ave. in Boehmia around 2:11 p.m., according to the NWS.

Trees were twisted and snapped off, falling onto cars and houses.  Several trees were uprooted and thrown onto power lines.  There were reports of damaged homes in both Bohemia and Oakdale.

Rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches per hour were falling in parts of the county.

LIPA reported 150 customers without power as of Saturday afternoon.

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