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Tornado Watch in Effect as Storm Approaches

The National Weather Service says heavy rains and strong winds are heading our way.


The dark, ominous clouds overhead are the early warning signs of a potentially dangerous storm entering the area, according to the National Weather Service.

As early as this afternoon, meteorologists are predicting that the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, gusty winds. A tornardo watch is also in effect until 9 p.m. for the following Connecticut counties:

  • Fairfield
  • New Haven
  • Litchfield
  • Hartford
  • Middlesex

On this, the first week into what is National Preparedness Month and approaching the end of Hurricane Season, emergency officials advise residents to have a plan in place for extreme weather conditions that could lead to power outages and severe damage to property and infrastructure.

Ready.gov has a section dedicated to Tornado Safety Tips in which it advises, among other things, to:

  • build an emergency kit
  • have a family communication plan in place
  • Keep an eye on changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter
Steven DeVaux September 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM
The people in Meadowbrook Manor are going to be dealing with getting flooded out again. What a shame. You would think Brookfield's First Selection would make that misery a priority to eliminate instead of building a cell tower with his name on it. It's all about caring and priorities I guess.
RICKY September 18, 2012 at 11:47 PM
YEA JUST LIKE THE TREE I CALL ABOUT 6 TIMES THAT IS AT 68 IRONWORKS HILL RD IT NEEDS TO BE CUT DOWN DAMAGED FROM LAST YEAR SNOW STORM. WELL WHEN IT FALLS FROM WIND ON SOMEONE OR PROPERTY THE TOWN WILL PAY THE BIG BUCKS THEN.THEY CAN NOT EVEN PITCH A DRAIN CORRECTLY. TICK TOCK ON THE TREE ITS BENDING GOOD TODAY 6 TIMES CALLED THE USELESS TOWN HALL ROBERT I HOPE IT FALLS ON THE PLOW TRUCK AND NOT SOME POOR DRIVER OR PERSON WALKING OR DOING YARD WORK.

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