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Water spout off Long Island

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">Flooding in Huntington, NY submitted by Dave Wilmer</span></div>
August 7, 2008 5:44:01 PM PDT
A type of tornado called a water spout briefly touched down off Long Island's north shore as a series of thunderstorms rolled through the area. The National Weather Service says the rotating column of air that looked like a funnel-shaped cloud touched down in Lloyd Harbor on Thursday afternoon.

A water spout tends to be weaker than a land-based tornado.

The weather service says no damage to boats or other watercraft has been reported. It says the water spout never made it to land.

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