Mom Terrified As Rare New York Tornado Causes Tree To Fall on House with Baby Inside


(WCBS 880) -- The National Weather Service confirms tornadoes touched down in New York as wild weather whipped through.

An EF-0 tornado with winds of 85 miles per hour hit the town of Ronkonkoma on Long Island around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. The tornado's path was 400 yards long and 200 yards wide. Most of the damage was reported on Iroquois, Seneca and Ontario streets along Mohican Avenue. Many homes sustained damage to siding, gutters and outdoor furniture. Some trees also fell onto cars. 

The tornado touched down just steps from the home of a young couple who have a 15-month-old baby girl. They were all safe however their home suffers damage from a falling tree. 

"I was terrified," resident Nicole Brewster said. "She slept through everything so I was very lucky about that."

"I jumped, ran into the closet, covered my head and it just shook and spun and spun. When I came up my door was blown open, the rain was pouring, it was awful," said resident Veronica Best.

The National Weather Service is expected to conduct a storm survey in the area.