Three deaths are being blamed on a Nor'easter that ripped through the state over the weekend and almost 60,000 Connecticut households are without power on Monday.
Jennifer Thibault, 39, of Long Valley, N.J., was killed on Saturday night in Westport when a tree fell on her Nissan Murano SUV on Park Lane.
She was celebrating her sister’s birthday in Westport on Sunday, the Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey reports. Thibault was the mother of two.
June Einhorn, 61, of Greenwich, was killed on Saturday night in Greenwich after a tree struck her as she was walking. She and her husband were walking when the tree fell and he was also injured.
It is believed that she was walking to a neighbor's house for dinner. Greenwich Time reports. It took almost two hours for police to arrive because storm damage blocked the roads, police told the Time. Mr. Einhorn was treated at the hospital and released.
Richard Seckla, 75, drowned in a flooded backyard pond on Oak Street in Lyme as he tried to clean storm debris. Emergency crews pulled him from the pond at his home on Sunday.
The Day of New London reports that he suffered a heart attack and fell into a pond in his backyard.
Neighbors told the Day that the backyard pond was unusually high because of the rain and the man might have been trying to free some trees that had been blown into the yard.
Officials did not release his name to NBC Connecticut as of Sunday night.