BRIDGEPORT - The Connecticut Red Cross estimates roughly 100 people in Bridgeport have been left homeless by Thursday?s tornado.

The organization set up a shelter at Cesar Batalla School. Residents say they?re grateful for the help but want to get back to their regular lives.

Eight-year-old Alyssa Ferrer, who is staying in the shelter with her family, says she hid in the bathroom with her mother, sister and baby niece as the tornado hit.

Ferrer?s family is waiting to hear when police will let them back into their apartment to grab some belongings.