Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

2 tornadoes confirmed in CT, 4 in NY

2 tornadoes confirmed in CT, 4 in NY

The National Weather Service confirms Putnam County saw at least two tornadoes during Tuesday's storm.

One with 110 mph winds traveled 9.5 miles from Beacon Falls to Hamden, and another with winds of 100 mph churned its way between Southbury and Oxford, a distance of 4.5 miles.

The storms downed scores of trees and power lines.

The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned three tornadoes.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

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Nearby Brookfield was not hit by a tornado, but did see a "macroburst" with winds around 100 miles per hour.

Damage from Tuesday's storm on Woodruff Avenue in Winsted.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and said he was "deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations".

There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a vehicle when a tree came down. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity in CT and 157,000 in NY. New York's Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. reported 78 mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour.

Officials say meteotsunamis are driven by air-pressure disturbances often associated with fast-moving weather events, such as severe thunderstorms, squalls, and other storm fronts.

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