The National Weather Services has confirmed that a tornado touched down on Thursday in parts of Islip Town and impacted an area from near Great River north to Ronkonkoma.
According to the report, the tornado is believed to hit the ground at around 2:06 p.m. Friday and had sustained maximum winds of 85 miles-per-hour, with a path width of 150 yards and a path length of 4.5 miles.
The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down on Widgeon Court in Great River and tracked north when it lifted near the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Gary Way Rd. in Ronkonkoma. The track was across Connetquot River State Park, Bohemia County Park and Bohemia.
According to the weather service, the most significant damage occurred between 8th Ave. and Feuereisen Ave. in Bohemia around 2:11 p.m. The report said multiple trees were uprooted and thrown on to power lines and several homes in Oakdale and Bohemia were damaged as a result of fallen trees. In addition, there were several eyewitness reports of the tornado moving north along the Connetquot River and also in Bohemia.
The National Weather Service had no reports of fatalities or injuries.