Small twister touches down in Wolcott
Wolcott (AP) - A small tornado touched down in Wolcott on Sunday, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
The tornado was rated as an EF0, the weakest rating for the storms, with winds between 65 and 85 mph.
Among other things, the storm uprooted trees, knocked down a fence and blew down equipment on the baseball field at Wolcott High School, the weather service reported.
It touched down at 12:50 p.m. and traveled about six-tenths of a mile from the intersection of Minor Road and Center Street to the high school.
No injuries were reported.
The tornado was part of a system that brought down power lines, tree limbs and caused other damage across the state.
Enfield police said a tree severely damaged a home on Crescent Beach Drive, rendering it uninhabitable, and a lightning strike set a house on fire on Prospect Road.
"All of a sudden, I heard this big boom and it sounded like something went right through the house," resident Emma Jones told WVIT-TV.
She said that about 15 minutes later, she and others were watching TV when a neighbor knocked and shouted, ""The house is on fire, the house is on fire."'
About 10,000 customers lost power during the storm, Connecticut Light & Power reported. Fewer than 750 were still without electricity on Monday morning.
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