They confirmed that it was a tornado that touched down in College Point & Whitestone. Check these pics out of PCP (Powell’s Cove Park) and Francis Lewis Park (Whitestone Park). Both areas hit quite hard … Thank you to those who checked up on us. It was just 4 block away when it initially touched down. Tornado Touches down in College Point – August 2018
Here’s what the National Weather Service had to say:
A TORNADO RATED AS EF0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE, WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 70 TO 85 MPH, TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SAINT FIDELIS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COLLEGE POINT, KNOCKING DOWN NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES AND PEELING SIDING OFF HOUSES ALONG A PATH ABOUT 3⁄4 OF A MILE LONG AND 100 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED AS IT MOVED TOWARD POWELL’S COVE PARK, WHERE AT LEAST 50 TREES WHERE DOWNED IN A NARROW, CONVERGENT PATTERN HIGHLY INDICATIVE OF A TORNADO. THE TORNADO BRIEFLY MOVED ALONG THE SOUTHERNMOST SHORELINE OF POWELL’S COVE, AND THEN DISSIPATED OVER THE FAR EASTERN END OF THE PARK JUST BEFORE REACHING 138TH STREET. ADDITIONAL STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM THAT POINT EASTWARD TO THE FRANCIS LEWIS PARK NEAR THE WHITESTONE BRIDGE.
MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.
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