May 152018

There were numerous tornado warnings across the state today as a strong storm front blasted through Connecticut.

One man on Candlewood Lake in Danbury sought shelter inside his vehicle when a tree fell on it and killed him. Relatives who live in that area could not get to their home after work and reported that their neighbors’ cars were totaled by fallen trees.

Two well-known farms in Bethany were hard-hit. The historic Clovernook Farm and Locket’s Meadow on opposite ends of town seemed to get a direct hit from a possible tornado as it made its way to Hamden.

At Clovernook, one building lifted up and fell down on another, and at Locket’s Meadow, an animal rescue farm, owner Kathleen Schurman was scooping up pigs, lambs, and other small animals along with her dogs and birds and carrying them to safety in the basement of her home. Large tree limbs crashed through and damaged buildings on the property.

Orange saw its share of hail, downed power lines, and trees, but nothing like some other cities and towns, especially Brookfield, from what we’re hearing.

At 10:30 p.m., 56 UI customers were still without electricity (stemming from 9 different events in town) Deer Run Lane off of Turkey Hill Road was one area where power was out.

Hang in there everyone. The UI workers are doing their best and everybody needs to be patient during the restoration process.



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