WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WWLP) - It has been confirmed that a tornado passed through Connecticut Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. has confirmed a tornado passed near Windsor Locks in Hartford County Connecticut on July 1, 2013.
The tornado started near Raymond Road and Alicia Terrace in Windsor Locks, continued across the Connecticut River, and ended on Main Street in East Windsor.
The NWS is reporting a lot of damage along the path of the tornado. Trees were downed near Raymond Road and Alicia Terrace, including some that fell onto cars and houses.
Tobacco tents were ripped off the tobacco fields and some tobacco was flattened, which can be seen on Interstate 91.
Several eyewitnesses reported debris being thrown into the air and noise that sounded like a freight train as the tornado moved through.
There were also reports of a semi-truck that was blown over on Interstate 91 south at exit 44 in East Windsor.
While much of the damage was rated EF0 there was a small area of EF1 damage where a sports bubble at Sports World in East Windsor collapsed and blew onto Interstate 91.
The enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
- EF0 - Wind Speeds 65 to 85 mph.
- EF1 - Wind Speeds 86 to 110 mph.
- EF2 - Wind Speeds 111 to 135 mph.
- EF3 - Wind Speeds 136 to 165 mph.
- EF4 - Wind Speeds 166 to 200 mph.
- EF5 - Wind Speeds Greater than 200 mph.
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Video of the tornado was sent to 22News through Reportit@wwlp.com by Andrew.