Possible tornado damage reported in Litchfield County following tornado warning

Authorities have received unconfirmed reports of possible tornado damage after strong thunderstorms moved through northwestern Connecticut Sunday evening.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2020, 12:50 AM

Updated 1,411 days ago

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Authorities have received unconfirmed reports of possible tornado damage after strong storms moved through northwestern Connecticut Sunday evening.
Connecticut state police said a possible tornado reportedly touched down Sunday evening around the Falls Village section of Salisbury in Litchfield County, in the northwestern corner of the state.
A team with the National Weather Service in Albany tells News 12 that they are currently sending a team to investigate and determine if it was a tornado and  what the EF strength of the weather event was.
Trees and utility wires were reported down in the area, and photos posted to social media appeared to show damage.
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There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Paley's Farm Market in Sharon says three of its seven greenhouses were damaged. Dozens of volunteers helped owners Sarah and Chris Coon clean up the farm, which has been in the community for nearly 40 years.
The owners kept their store open while volunteers cleaned up downed trees and fixed the damage to the roof of the building. Sarah says she believes the possible tornado lasted less than two minutes, but it did a lot of damage.
The owners say they don't have greenhouse insurance, so it will cost around $30,000 per greenhouse to replace.
 
The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings for part of northwestern Connecticut shortly after 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service said Sunday that there were also reports of a tornado in Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
-Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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