NWS: 2 tornadoes hit CT during Tuesday storm


The National Weather Service conducted a survey of the storm damage and determined that roughly five tornadoes and four downbursts produced widespread damage in the Hudson Valley and ct.

The second tornado was in Oxford with an estimated peak winds of 100 miles per hour that moved along a 4.5 mile path between Southbury and Oxford.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two people are dead and about 157,000 power outages are reported following the ferocious wind, rain and hail storm that bore down on New York's lower Hudson Valley.

Malloy surveyed damage Wednesday in several towns, including Brookfield, where about 85 percent of the almost 8,400 homes and businesses are without power.

There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a auto when a tree came down.

Authorities said a 41-year-old woman died in New Fairfield when a tree struck her vehicle.

Nearby Brookfield was not hit by a tornado, but did see a "macroburst" with winds around 100 miles per hour. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity.

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Tuesday's round of severe weather came through packing a punch across the tri-state area producing five tornadoes and four downbursts that caused widespread damage to the Hudson Valley and CT.

Both Litchfield County tornadoes occurred shortly before 4 p.m.

Storm clouds gather over New York City on Tuesday.

The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.

Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.

The first selectman of Southbury said much of the town is still without power with many roads blocked off.