Hamden Survives Storm with Tree Topplings

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House damaged by Felled Tree

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden, CT –A short freakish storm left five people dead in the Northeast all dying from weather fell trees.

On, Tuesday the Tri-state area was bombarded with thunderstorms, flash flooding, winds gusts up to 80 miles per hour, hail and Tornado warnings. In Danbury, Connecticut, a tree fell on a man’s truck proving fatal, in New Fairfield, Connecticut, where another person died due to a wind undermined tree. An 11 year old girl was killed in Newburgh, New York by a falling tree and her mother was also injured in the incident and finally, in the Poconos in the late afternoon on Tuesday a 31 year old man died when a tree fell atop his car.

The day ushered in more than 100 severe storm reports in the early evening hours including reports of baseball size hail according to the National Weather Service.

The West Woods Rd area of Hamden was particularly hit hard as the Cratty home ended with a whole in the roof from a felled tree in the front yard.

Downed trees disrupted the train lines leaving thousands stranded inside Grand Central station.

The video was shot on the Merritt Parkway on Tuesday afternoon, just after the flash storm that down thousands of trees and forced hundreds of power outages.

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