Second Tornado Confirmed in Connecticut, 3rd in Tri-State Monday

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    The National Weather Service says a second tornado has been confirmed as touching down in Connecticut on Monday, which was the third to ravage the tri-state during one storm. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013)

    The National Weather Service says a second tornado has been confirmed as touching down in Connecticut on Monday, which was the third to ravage the tri-state during one storm.

    The agency said the EF-0 tornado touched down around 11 a.m. from Greenwich to Stamford in Fairfield County, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and a width of 150 yards. It cut a path nearly 4 miles long, and caused damage but no injuries.

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    Another Connecticut tornado was previously confirmed in the area of Windsor Locks and East Windsor in Hartford County. It brought down power lines, peeled the siding off of homes and yanked a sports indoor dome out of the ground during summer camp there, NBC Connecticut reported.

    The same thunderstorm produced a third tornado in the tri-state, according to the National Weather Service. That tornado touched down at 9:17 a.m. in Berkeley Heights near the Passaic River, just west of Garfield Street, moved through New Providence and ultimately lifted at 9:25 a.m. in Summit, near Evergreen Avenue.

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    At it widest point, that EF-0 tornado measured 50 yards wide and traveled about 4.8 miles, according to meteorologists. While relatively small, it was devastating, carrying winds of up to 85 miles per hour. 

    One resident in Summit had just stepped into his kitchen to make breakfast when a tree came crashing through his newly built great room. 

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    "I have never seen wind like that, the trees around, shaking like that," said Girgis Shehata. "It's a miracle to me that I was in the kitchen."

    Wayne Bergman of Berkeley Heights recalled the moment the skies got "pitch black" before a tree topped over into his backyard. 

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    "My wife says, 'It's raining sideways,'" he said.

    "All of a sudden, you heard this big bang.  And that's when the tree came down and the fence exploded." 

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    A wooden fence, a metal fence and a vinyl fence that had been in his backyard for 20 years were each knocked down.

    Storms also tossed trees and dumped heavy rains on other parts of the tri-state Monday.

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    Police in Yonkers, N.Y., said an estimated 50 trees were down on Riverdale Avenue, and numerous trees hit power lines in the Nodine Hill area. Con Edison crews were on scene to restore power to several hundred customers who lost it.

    "The trees started falling ... it was terrible," said Garnet Boyd. "You couldn't see anything."

    High winds tore off the roof of an apartment building on Willow Street, then flung it across the street where it knocked out wires, an air conditioning unit and windows before crashing into the upper floor of a building on the other side.

    "The wires came down, so it was like flames going off. We saw wires on the floor, the ceiling was halfway cracking," said Jamileth Hernandez, who lived in the exposed building. The family was ordered to stay inside until rescue crews managed to clear what was left of the roof. 

    The National Weather Service said cars were stranded in floodwaters in some parts of Westchester County. The agency is investigating whether a microburst caused the damage in that area.

    --Brian Thompson, Andrew Siff, Marc Santia and Pei-Sze Cheng contributed to this story.