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In East Windsor, Tornado Tears Down Sports Dome

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The tornado that hit Connecticut on Monday tore down the dome over a sports complex in East Windsor, causing a few tense and frightening moments for children and staff at Sports World.

Kathy Russotto, camp director at Sports World, said 29 campers and five counselors were inside the dome when she received a message on her phone that a tornado warning had been issued. She quickly gathered the children into an adjacent building and told them to get under tables.

“As soon as we got them under the tables, I heard the noise behind us,” she said. “I looked out, and the dome was gone. It was just a horrendous noise. I can’t even articulate what it sounded like.”

Kate Muratone, one of Sports World’s co-owners, said she was relieved that every was OK and called Russotto a hero for getting the kids and staff to safety.

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