07/26/2010 09:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tornado Hits New York (UPDATE)

UPDATE: It's official: The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado blew through New York on Sunday.

Workers from the New York City Office of Emergency Management and a team from the NWS surveyed the damage in the Riverdale section of the Bronx earlier today and declared that it was consistent with an EF1 tornado.


NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of homes on Long Island and in the Bronx are without power after a fierce storm ripped through the area.

The National Weather Service says the storm touched down in the Bronx at around 3 p.m. Sunday and swept east through Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Work crews were removing dozens of felled trees Sunday night. The Long Island Power Authority said 12,168 of its customers were without power, and Con Edison said 2,293 households in the Bronx were without power.

A sailor fell overboard on the Long Island Sound during the storm and was missing Sunday night.

The storm caused a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay at the Yankees game. The Yankees went on to beat the Kansas City Royals 12-6.