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NWS Confirms 4 Tornadoes Hit Connecticut Saturday

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that four separate tornadoes hit Connecticut Saturday afternoon.

An EF-1 tornado passed through Pawcatuck and EF-0 tornadoes passed through Cheshire, Branford, and Plainfield, the NWS said.

NWS officials said an EF-1 tornado, with sustained winds of up to 90 mph, started in the Pawcatuck section of Stonington and ended in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Severe storms made their way across Connecticut this weekend and dozens of people are still left with clean-up.

The tornado hit at approximately 4:54 p.m. and stayed on the ground until 5 p.m. Officials said several hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped about half way up the trunk.

Crews say the basis for the EF-1 rating was the metal shed that was flipped before being crushed, as well as the shearing of gutters and shutters off of homes. For more information about the tornado and its path, click here.

An EF-0 tornado tore through Cheshire from 3:30 to 3:34 p.m. with winds of up to 75 mph.

The clean up is continuing on Sunday after strong storms moved through Saturday and caused damage across the state.

Another EF-0 tornado happened in Branford from 3:44 to 3:46 p.m. There were winds of 85 mph.

The last EF-0 tornado tore through Plainfield and made its way across the Rhode Island border from 4:48 to 5:02 p.m. The tornado had sustained wind gusts of up to 80 mph.

All of the EF-0 tornadoes uprooted trees along their paths.

The NWS surveyed damage in several locations across Connecticut on Sunday after severe weather moved through on Saturday.

Three tornadoes likely touched down in Connecticut on Saturday as severe weather moved through the state.

On Saturday, radar indicated lofted tornado debris from three storms including one in Branford and Guilford, one in Plainfield and Sterling, and another in Cheshire, according to Hanrahan.

This is known as tornado debris signature and means tornadoes likely touched down.

Some residents are cleaning up after trees fell down in and on their properties, as well as on local streets.

The storm caused dozens of trees and power lines to come down and knocked out power to thousands. Eversource has since restored power to a majority of people who lost it.

The NWS said a second tornado touched down in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

Before Saturday, there had never been a tornado recorded in Connecticut or in Rhode Island in the month of November since 1950, according to the NWS.

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