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...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/13/21 EF-0 TORNADO IN NASSAU COUNTY...

OVERVIEW...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COMPLETED A STORM SURVEY IN 
NASSAU COUNTY NY AND FOUND THAT A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN A 
FEW LOCATIONS. THE FIRST REPORT OF A TOUCHDOWN WAS IN WOODMERE WHERE 
SEVERAL TREES AND POWERLINES WERE DOWN. FROM THERE, THE TORNADO 
LIFTED AND SKIPPED IN A FEW LOCATIONS AS IT TRAVELED NEARLY 50 MPH 
TO THE NORTHEAST TOWARD HEMPSTEAD, UNIONDALE AND LEVITTOWN. HERE, 
DAMAGE REPORTS WERE SPORADIC, BUT IN UNIONDALE NY, THE TORNADO 
TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AND TORE A ROOF OFF A TWO-STORY COLONIAL BUILDING 
ON LIBERTY STREET, WHICH LANDED ON A NEARBY HOUSE. SCATTERED DEBRIS, 
INCLUDING SHINGLES, INSULATION AND TWISTED SIDING WAS THROWN INTO 
THE NEXT BLOCK UP, INCLUDING THE INTERSECTION OF EMERSON AND 
GOODRICH STREET. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED NEAR CLOVER LANE 
IN LEVITTOWN, WHERE A LARGE TREE WAS FELLED ONTO A HOUSE BEFORE THE 
TORNADO LIFTED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WISHES TO THANK NASSAU 
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THE 
STORM SURVEY.


RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.25 MILES (IN SUMMATION)
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/13/2021
START TIME:             2:37 PM EST
START LOCATION:         1 SE WOODMERE
START LAT/LON:          40.62490, -73.71979

END DATE:               11/13/2021
END TIME:               2:55 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1 N LEVITTOWN
END LAT/LON:            40.73421, -73.51465

&&

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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