WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) - Residents in Connecticut are cleaning up after an EF-1 tornado ripped through parts of Windsor Locks and East Windsor, not far from the Massachusetts state line.
"To be honest, it's a little shocking this stuff doesn't happen here. but it's ok, nobody was hurt, so that's the good thing," said Windsor Lock's Melinda Wadsworth.
Trees were uprooted, tobacco fields torn up, and netting from the field tossed miles. 22News was there as Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy surveyed the damage. "We've got to try and help people and that's what we're doing here today."
True to form with tornados, if you drive down the streets of Windsor Locks, you'll see homes with damage next to homes that appear to be untouched.
Fred Warner is one of the homes with structural damage, only he's glad it wasn't worse considering he was inside it when the tornado came through.
"We heard it and I was looking out the back window and the wind and the trees just started bending over and twisting and snapping," said Warner.
Luckily no one was hurt or killed.
The same cannot be said for the EF-3 tornado that hit this area 33-years-ago. Those who lived through it said this hardly compares.
"That was 1,000 times worse than this one, way worse," said Chet Christian.
Lots of farm land was destroyed. One thing Gov. Malloy announced Tuesday is grant money is available to help those effected.