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Tornado Touches Down In Central Connecticut, Uproots Trees

A tornado was reported during a storm midday Sunday near the hig school in Wolcott.
A tornado was reported during a storm midday Sunday near the hig school in Wolcott. Photo Credit: Wolcott Police Department via Facebook

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A tornado touched down in Wolcott in central Connecticut at midday on Sunday, uprooting trees and causing damage at a high school field, the National Weather Service reported.

The tornado moved through the New Haven County town from 12:50 to 12:56 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said.

Wind speeds of 80 to 85 mph were recorded. The path of the tornado was 100 yard long and six-tenths of a mile long, the weather service said.

No injuries were reported.

The tornado touched down near Center Street, uprooting a tree, and continued to travel west. It caused tree damage along a path northeast to Wolcott High School, where "large fixed sports equipment" was thrown across a field and a fence line was blown down. Several trees were also toppled in the area.

More trees fell on Kalko Drive and on Stagecoach Lane, with one falling onto a home.

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