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No Evidence of Tornadoes: Officials

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    Powerful storms with more than 90-mile-per-hour winds came through Connecticut on Tuesday, but there is no evidence of tornadoes, according to the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

    The National Weather Service estimates that peak wind speeds of 90 to 95 miles-per-hour in the hardest hit areas were the result of multiple microbursts, or straight line winds, but not the result of tornadoes.

    A Facebook post from the state department cites the National Weather Service:

    “There is no evidence of low level rotation and we are exceedingly confident the severe wind damage was caused by a 80 kt Microburst,” the state posted, citing I. Ross Dickman, of the US National Weather Service New York NY