Storm Damage in Brookfield Caused by a 'Macroburst': National Weather Service - NBC Connecticut

Storm Damage in Brookfield Caused by a 'Macroburst': National Weather Service

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    Brookfield Damage Caused By Macroburst

    Parts of Brookfield were still littered with debris on Wednesday, a day after a macroburst during a severe storm.

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    The National Weather Service surveyed storm damage in Brookfield on Wednesday and determined it was caused by a macroburst.

    The macroburst had maximum wind speeds of 100 to 110 miles per hour, according to a statement from the weather service.  It impacted an area of land two and a half miles wide and five miles long.

    DroneRanger View Over BrookfieldDroneRanger View Over Brookfield

    DroneRanger flew over the Candlewood Shores section of Brookfield Wednesday surveying the damage after a macroburst hit town Tuesday afternoon. 

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    A macroburst can cause more damage than tornadoes because of the "size and scope of the macroburst," according to National Weather Service experts.

    The hardest hit area in Brookfield is the Candlewood Shores area where a number of trees were uprooted.

    PHOTOS: Brookfield Faces Significant Damage and Recovery Following Tuesday's Storms PHOTOS: Brookfield Faces Significant Damage and Recovery Following Tuesday's Storms

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