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Severe Storms Pound Parts Of State

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Tree on wires, August 10, 2010, East Hampton (Courtesy CL&P)

Tree on wires, August 10, 2010, East Hampton (Courtesy CL&P)

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The  National Weather Service  will be  taking a first hand look at  damage done by Friday’s severe storm in  South  and East Glastonbury, where numerous trees and wires came down.They will be trying to determine if the  damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.The   deputy emergency management director in town,Mike Roberts said  “good amount” of trees and power lines were  down in   eastern Glastonbury,but he wasn’t aware of and structural damage.The storm moved from south to north across Connecticut after   spawning an  EF-0  tornado  in Ronkokoma on Long Island.

Connecticut Light and Power had   17 thousand   customers without electrity at the height of the storm, with the largest outages in Manchester, Vernon, Glastonbury,Portland,Montville and Waterford.

Heavy rain   in New Haven flooded streets and resulted in the closure of  the Route 34 connector for a time.Train service at Union Station was interrupted.A concert on the Green in New Haven scheduled for Friday night was canceled.

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