Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS

Wild storm brings tornadoes to Long Island, Rockland, and Westchester

October 03, 2018 - 9:08 am

YORKTOWN, N.Y. (1010 WINS) – Residents around the Tri-State area spent the morning cleaning up after thunderstorms and three tornadoes knocked down trees and left a trail of damage in the area.

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF0 tornado touched down in Ronkonkoma, an EF1 touched down in Rockland County's Stony Point, and a weak EF1 landed in Westchester County.

As 1010 WINS Glenn Schuck reported, the damage in the area was extensive and lightning even caused a fire at a home on Pines Bridge Road.

“I haven't heard anything, I don't know what the damage is, all I know of I've tried about six different ways to get down that street and there is no answers,” one resident explained.

New Jersey and Long Island saw their own share of damage as well. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued in multiple counties, including Sussex, Morris and Ulster counties.

“Just quickly it happened, and it just lasted ten minutes and then it was done,” one resident told 1010 WINS, “but just so much damage.”

By midnight, the rain had left the five boroughs and completely moved out of the tri-state by around 2 a.m., but the damage was still extensive.

Locals can be thankful that Wednesday is expected to be drier and hotter.

Heat began to roll in during the early morning and is expected to stay for the remainder of the week with temperatures reaching the low 80s on Thursday.