FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- If Monday morning's thunderstorm seemed bad, it wasn't your imagination: That was a tornado that swept through Greenwich and Stamford, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday on its website .
The estimated time of the tornado was 10:58 to 11:08 a.m. Monday. It had a maximum wind speed of 80 mph with a path 150 feet wide and 3.7 miles long, the weather service said in a preliminary report. A tornado also hit the Windsor Locks/East Windsor area upstate on Monday afternoon.
No injuries or fatalities were reported in either storm.
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday signed a Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency to assist the state and its municipalities with debris removal from the storms.
“While yesterday’s tornadoes in Hartford County and Fairfield County caused property damage, we are most of all grateful that no lives were lost during these flash storms," Malloy said Tuesday. "This declaration will help the residents in the impacted towns to expedite debris removal.”
The tornado in Fairfield County touched down on North Street in Greenwich just north of the Merritt Parkway. It continued east-northeast into Stamford and hit Janes Lane about a half-mile west of Scofieldtown Road.
Extensive tree damage was seen along the tornado's path, the weather service said, starting on Taconic Road and continuing onto Skyridge Road in Greenwich.
The worst tree damage was just south of Stag Lane and Stanwich Lane. Tree damage continued on Carrington Drive and at the Mead House Farm.
The tornado weakened as it moved into Stamford just south of Web Hills Road and Lynam Road. No visible structural damage was found.
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