State of emergency declared in Bridgeport

A severe storm and possible tornado passed through Bridgeport Thursday afternoon, causing major damage throughout the city.Residents reported seeing a funnel cloud passing through the

BRIDGEPORT - A severe storm and possible tornado passed through Bridgeport Thursday afternoon, causing major damage throughout the city.

Residents reported seeing a funnel cloud passing through the city. National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Castro said the weather service issued a tornado warning for the area but would need to survey the area to confirm that one had hit.

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Chopper 12 captured video of several buildings whose roofs were torn off.

There have been dozens of reports of damage, as well as reports of people stuck in elevators, according to Mayor Bill Finch. However, no serious injuries were reported.

Thousands of power outages in southwestern Connecticut were also reported.

Emergency crews from neighboring towns have been called in to help with the cleanup.

AP wire reports contributed to this article. CL&PUnitedIlluminating Company

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