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Tornado Hits Shelton

Weather Service: Tornado Packed Winds 95-105 mph



    Tornado Hits Shelton
    Connecticut received its fourth tornado warning this season. A tornado touched down in Wethersfield in June. The NWS is investigating a possible tornado Friday in Shelton.

    The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Shelton Friday.

    The agency sent investigators to the area Saturday make the determination.

    The tornado, classified as an EF1, left a half-mile long path of damage concentrated in the Pine Rock Park area, according to the NWS report.

    Dozens of trees and utility poles snapped during the storms Friday afternoon, damaging fifteen to twenty Shelton homes.  A few roads still remained closed Saturday afternoon. 

    Parts of New Haven and Middlesex Counties were under a Tornado warning Friday afternoon.  Thousands of homes lost power at the height of the storm.

    Pine Orchard Country Club in Branford canceled a golf tournament Saturday because two dozen trees littered the course.

    The onslaught of rain is also causing Connecticut rivers to rise, so swimming in rivers is not advised, despite the break from the rain.

    To see the National Weather Service's complete report on the Shelton tornado click here: