• WEATHER ALERT Winter Weather Advisory

Tornado Warning: Suffolk County

July 25, 2010 12:53:36 PM PDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM EDT. * AT 339 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR BAY SHORE...OR NEAR BABYLON...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CAPTREE STATE PARK...ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK...ISLIP... RONKONKOMA...SAYVILLE...HOLBROOK...PATCHOGUE...DAVIS PARK AND MASTIC BEACH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM SUNDAY EVENING FOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.


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