Written by Katie Piacentini Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00
A strong thunderstorm hit Port Washington this past Sunday, causing damage and power outages for many in the area. According to the National Weather Service, high winds were measured at speeds as high as 60 miles per hour as the storm moved through the area around 3 p.m.
Local weather reports showed that the storm moved into the area from Westchester County and The Bronx, where winds had reached highs of 100 miles per hour. The National Weather Service has confirmed that there was a tornado from this storm in the Riverdale section of The Bronx.
The storm moved in very quickly, without much warning, and many people reported downed trees and power lines, as well as flash floods. Additionally, many homes in the area lost power after the storm, with some homes not having power restored until the following day. In fact, at the time of this printing, LIPA is reporting that there are still power outages in the Town of North Hempstead: 105 in the unincorporated areas of Port Washington, 30 in Sands Point, 54 in Flower Hill, and one in Manorhaven. LIPA said that their crews are working to restore power to these areas as quickly as possible.