Two tornadoes touched down Saturday morning

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Saturday morning an area of very heavy rain moved through southern New England. As it passed through it brought severe weather with it. Just before 10 a.m. Tornado Warnings were issued for parts of Worcester County.

Storm damage was reported in northeastern Connecticut and southern Worcester County.

The National Weather Service out of Norton, Massachusetts sent out a team to survey the damage.

Their preliminary report says that at around 9:45 a.m. Saturday an EF-0 tornado with winds around 80 mph touched down in western Woodstock, Connecticut and moved into the Quinebaug area of Thompson, Connecticut.

Another tornado from the same thunderstorm touched down in Dudley, Massachusetts around 9:55 a.m. and moved into Webster, Massachusetts. That tornado was determined to be a high end EF-1 tornado with winds estimated between 100 and 110 mph.

Three buildings have been condemned due to sever wind damage, two of which will need to be torn down, leaving more than 50 people without a home. 

The National Weather Service says they plan to release a more formal and detailed report on the two tornadoes on Monday.

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