NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Somers

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The National Weather Service said an EF-0 tornado touched down in Somers Sunday evening.

The tornado path was approximately 1.9 miles long and occurred from 6:11 to 6:18 p.m., officials with the NWS said.

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The NWS said peak winds reached 80 mph, which is at the high range for an EF-0 tornado.

The National Weather Service investigated damage in town and subsequently determined a tornado did in fact touch down. For more information about the tornado's path, click here.

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NWS Boston told NBC Connecticut that they talked with fire officials and emergency management.

The NWS said several large pine trees came down on Colonial Drive and two cars were destroyed by falling trees. Approximately 19 trees were snapped, twisted and uprooted on Lake Drive. A few large oak trees were also snapped on Hickory Hill Drive.

A playscape was lifted up from a Somers home and landed about 50 feet away.

Neither a severe thunderstorm warning nor a tornado warning was issued with this storm system.

The storm did not produce any lightning, only heavy rain, according to the NWS. They said that high humidity and just enough wind shear above were strong enough to cause the tornado to form.

As of 11:30 p.m., there were still about 450 households without power in Somers, according to Eversource. That is about 11% of the town's population.

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No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado.

About five of 50 campers at the campground were unable to get out because flooding was so bad during severe storms on Saturday.
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