National Weather Service Confirms Second Connecticut Tornado

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A tornado touched down in Greenwich and Stamford Monday, the National Weather Service in New York reported Tuesday afternoon.  This was the state’s second confirmed tornado.

There were no injuries.

The first confirmed tornado lashed its way across Windsor, Windsor Locks and East Windsor Monday afternoon, toppling trees, taking down power lines, tearing apart an inflatable sports dome and ripping tobacco netting from fields and draping it across houses and I-91.

Only one minor injury was reported — the driver of a truck that was knocked over by the storm in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in East Windsor. A second truck was tossed onto its side on I-91.

The National Weather Service, in a preliminary statement, said the tornado touched down near Hayden Station Road in Windsor and moved 2.25 miles across Windsor Locks and into East Windsor. Wind speeds reached 90 mph and the storm’s width was about 200 yards, the weather service said. The weather service said the tornado was rated an EF1.

 

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