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National Weather Service Surveys Damage



    Storm Leaves Wake of Destruction in Cheshire, Oxford

    Cheshire and Oxford are among the many towns cleaning up after severe storms hit Connecticut Tuesday.

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    The National Weather Service sent a team to assess damage in Connecticut after storms pelted Connecticut Tuesday, shearing the tops off some trees, toppling others and bringing down power lines. They determined that the storm that hit the Brookfield area was a macroburst. 

    The focus of the National Weather Service team is on Bethany, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Durham, Hamden, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Ridgefield, Southbury and Winsted.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Albany Tweeted that the survey team near Winsted determined the damage in the area is from straight-line winds and that more details will be provided by this evening.

    The storms have been blamed for two deaths. One man was killed in Danbury during severe storms that moved through Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, according to the mayor. 

    A 41-year-old woman was killed in New Fairfield during the storms, according to state police.  They said a 3-year-old child who was with her did not appear to be hurt.

    The storm knocked out power to thousands.

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