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Tornadoes confirmed in 4 Conn. towns

July 23, 2010

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HARTFORD, Conn.—National Weather Service officials have confirmed that tornadoes touched down in four Connecticut towns during severe storms on Wednesday that knocked over scores of trees and wires across the state.

Meteorologists surveyed the damage Thursday and determined that tornadoes touched down in Litchfield, Thomaston, Bristol and the Terryville section of Plymouth. No injuries were reported.

The Weather Service says the Bristol tornado was rated EF-1 with winds of up to 90 mph and cut a path about a mile and a half long and 25 yards wide. Tornado touchdowns in the other three towns were said to be brief.

Connecticut Light & Power says it has restored power to more than 81,500 customers who lost electricity during the storms. About 1,900 outages remain Friday morning.

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