Great Neck walloped by wild weather

Great Neck residents spent Friday cleaning up after a powerful and short storm ripped through the area yesterday.

Though some residents thought a tornado may have touched down, the National Weather Service confirmed the 70 mph wind speeds were caused by straight-line winds, not a tornado.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano surveyed the damage across the area and said the devastation is miles wide.

Officials say at the height of the storm, nearly every home was without power in Great Neck. In addition, LIPA says at the height of the storm there were 35,034 outages.

Residents say Old Pond Road was the hardest-hit block in the area, with nearly every home sustaining damage. Many residents have left their homes after hearing it may take days for their power to be restored.

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