National Weather Service: 2 tornadoes touched down in CT

17 May, 2018, 20:05 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Severe storms possible Tuesday evening

Both tornadoes caused downed power lines and uprooted trees in their paths.

There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a vehicle when a tree came down. This tornado reached wind speeds of 110 miles per hour.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed an emergency order that will give state agencies flexibility in helping cities and towns recover.

The NWS completed a storm survey of the damage Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service is also investigating two sightings of tornadoes in Sullivan County and in Newburgh.

More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday.

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail leaving more then 200,000 homes

(NOTE:) Above reports are filtered to display the events within the News 12 viewing area. Hail was reported to be as large as tennis balls in some parts of the Hudson Valley and CT. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Meteorologists for the National Weather Service on Wednesday confirmed that a tornado of 110 miles per hour struck Kent and one of 100 miles per hour ripped through Patterson.

The National Weather Service said the strong thunderstorms created a small weather-generated tsunami off the New Jersey coast. But there were no reports of damage from the abnormally high tides reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

The first selectman of Southbury said much of the town is still without power with many roads blocked off.

Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region.

Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

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