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Tornado Touches Down in Oakdale

By PATRICK DONOFRIO, Correspondent | November 13, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 111621102

During the rash of storms that rolled across Long Island on November 13th, the West Sayville Fire Department was activated for a gas leak in Oakdale. Upon arrival and scene size up of 1st Assistant Chief Brian D'Onofrio he discovered a large tree had toppled over and crashed through multiple apartments, ripping down power lines and gas service. National Grid and PSE&G were requested on a rush so the utilities could be secured, but do the Countywide impact of the storm there was a delayed response. The Red Cross was also requested to respond to assist multiple families who were displaced due to the destruction. The National Weather Services conducted a survey and confirmed an EF-0 tornado came through the area. West Sayville was back in service after multiple alarms spanning over the course of 4 hours.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.