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Storm Injures 2 at Morgan Park

Fallen trees send two to hospital; park's gazebo collapses.

Two people were hospitalized in separate incidents after Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorm felled trees and took down the gazebo at Morgan Park.

 chief Matt Venturino said a male was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after 's landmark gazebo collapsed when it was struck by a falling tree.

In another incident, a fallen tree pinned a woman inside her car at the end of McLoughlin Street, next to the park. Venturino said emergency responders freed the female driver and treated her for non-life threatening injuries.

Both victims were transported to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Mark666 July 18, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Hopefully both people will be ok. And, the Gazebo has to be rebuilt. It is a part of Morgan Park's history. I sure it will be.
Mike Bruschini July 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
There was also a dog that appeared lost and startled, made its way from around Northfield/Landing Rd down to the docks at the yacht club. I was told that people picked up the dog, which appeared a mix - golden in color and had red tags, and were working to find its owner.
karen rocco July 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
WHY Manhasset hosp?????
Louie39 July 18, 2012 at 09:36 PM
why do you care?
karen rocco July 18, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I CARE because i have family here who have to worry about being sent to Manhasset over OUR OWN hospital right here in Glen Cove!
Robert LeBlanc July 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Don't feed the trolls.
Vin NY July 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Lightening should of struck the whole Landing
Deborah Gordon July 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Karen I wonder the same thing?? The shooting last week they were brought to Winthrop hospital instead of Glen Cove too?? Wonder why?
Joe July 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM
This is to Vin NY.... REALLY!!! ..Why do you have a hard on for the Landing???.. Maybe lighting should have strucken you only.. too bad i You weren't under that Gazebo instead of those innocent people.. people like you "hater" needs to get out of Glen Cove..FREAK!!!. Joe
Sharon momtefusco July 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
What is wrong with people , get a live
bob abouy July 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Because glen cove hospital is not a trauma center.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Thanks Bob.
karen rocco July 19, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Yes, thank you Bob...I have lived in Glen Cove all my life and was unaware that our Community Hospital didn't handle trauma cases.
Cageman July 19, 2012 at 09:29 AM
this is the 2nd microburst in about 2 yrs.Last one only hit the park, not Cove Landing or anything else right next to it and it looked like Mt St Helen's on that hill north of the gazebo.Lots of memories of that park.Maybe they should have put real columns-Caruso could afford to donate.
Linda Emmi July 19, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I was born and raised in the Landing. I loved it then and I love it now even though I moved to Florida 20 years ago. It is a special place and the gazebo was a wonderful landmark. Get well wishes to all who were injured.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Please check out the great photos by Mitch Schlimer.
pocopazzo July 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
It's better to be in the most appropriate facility to begin with than to be transported later.
Mitchell Schlimer July 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Thanks Jason, as Glen Cove is also my home, along with Atlanta, and I really love the people here and so much more therefore I capture it and share it when I can. It makes me smile when I see Newsday, and a photo of Tom Suozzi, when the current County Executive Ed Mangano and our Mayor Ralph Suozzi are at that same Gazebo which I captured for posterity and all to enjoy.
pocopazzo July 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM
What do you have against the Landing?
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 07:54 PM
@Alex Please repost without the curse word.
alex nikonoff July 19, 2012 at 08:12 PM
i was out on the sound bluefishing in the klondike when this one came thru...i never seen anything like it, the winds picked up within 10 mins, the mates said gusts were up around 90mph and swells got to 8 feet.....things were flying all over the boat.....and hour later we got caught in that second one that produced the hail in nyc....they said ti was worse then irene....connecticut coast guard was going crazy.....i seen my share of microcursts but none like that...there were small eddies or vortices over the water sucking up water from the surface...it was unreal
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Great story. Glad you are here to tell it.
Francesca Friedman July 19, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I was the women stuck in the car. The storm was nothing like I've ever seen. I was at the yacht club taking photos of the storm coming in. First I saw water spouts over the water just before the wind and rain. The sound of the wind was like a express train running through. My car felt like it was going to lift off the ground and flip over. I did what I thought was the safest and started to drive out of there. Next thing I know my car is under a tree and I couldn't get out. Someone was in a car behind me who didn't even get out to help me. He just drove around me on the sidewalk and left. Thanks to a young man who came down the street to look at the damage of the fallen tree who came to my rescue. He reached into the car and told me to calm down touching my arm. He told me the police were on their way and he stayed with me in the rain and wind. His name was John. Thank you John I hope to someday properly Thank You! Francesca Friedman
Eileen Coles July 20, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Glad you're ok Francesca.
Micah Danney (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 09:18 AM
Glen Cove EMS Chief Matt Venturino explains: Different hospitals have different specialty designations. Glen Cove Hospital is a specialized stroke center. The injuries sustained in these incidents qualified as trauma, and the two closest trauma centers that Glen Cove EMS transports to are Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. One is chosen based on time of day, patient volume in the ER and road traffic. A majority of specialty patients are transported outside the city to a location where they can receive specialized care.

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