An EF-0 tornado with winds of up to 85 mph zipped through Stonington and North Stonington Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm took down trees in the area. Multiple trees were uprooted at a home on North Anguilla Road in the Pawcatuck section of Stonington.
“The leaves were blowing totally sideways and then like a gray wall started coming towards the house," said resident Catherine Matassa. Matassa and her husband ran into the basement for shelter and could feel the house shake. When they came out, they saw the downed trees - one on the deck, and one on the roof - and wires.
“A lot of trees...and these are probably some of the healthiest trees in the yard… are the ones that came down," Matassa said.
Storms Bring Down Trees in North Stonington
There was also damage on Route 184 in North Stonington. State police closed the road between Route 2 and Route 49 because several trees and wires are down after the storm. They are asking people to avoid the area if possible.
A rare tornado warning was issued earlier today on Block Island however, there is no confirmation a tornado actually occurred.