World news – US – Strong winds cut electricity for more than 35,000 in Connecticut

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A tree tip blocks Perry Street as winds blow at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour cutting trees across town as Tropical Storm Isaias brings heavy rain Tuesday August 4, 2020 to Norwalk, Connecticut.

A tree limb blocks Perry Street as winds blow at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour cutting trees across town as Tropical Storm Isaias brings torrential rains on Tuesday August 4, 2020 to Norock, Connecticut.

A tree limb blocks Perry Street as winds blow at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour cutting trees across town as Tropical Storm Isaias brings torrential rains on Tuesday August 4, 2020 to Norock, Connecticut.

A tree limb blocks Perry Street as winds blow at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour cutting trees across town as Tropical Storm Isaias brings torrential rains on Tuesday August 4, 2020 to Norock, Connecticut.

More than 35,000 utility customers across Connecticut were without power on Sunday night as strong winds blew across the state due to intense thunderstorms that brought hurricane warnings to some parts of Fairfield County.

Starting at 10:15 am. M. , Eversource reported 30,198 clients without power, and United Illuminating reported 5,342 clients in the dark – a significant drop from 12,617 UI clients without power about an hour ago.

Outages included Eversource 312 in Danbury; 1016 in Darien; 722 in Greenwich; 354 in Middletown; 751 in Monroe; 404 in New Canaan; 1,395 in Newtown; 2202 in Norwalk; 511 in Redding; 627 at Ridgefield; 1,457 in Seymour; 394 at Stamford; 883 in Weston; 917 in Westport; And 863 in Wilton.

Most UI outages were reported in Fairfield (3581) and Bridgeport (778). At its prime, there were over 4,000 UI customers without power in New Haven around 9 a.m.. M.

“Stay safe by staying away from broken power lines – even seemingly dormant ones can be deadly,” the utility company said.

9:20 am. M. , Metro-North Railroad canceled service of its New Canaan branch due to multiple trees on the tracks.

A tornado warning was issued for Southern Fairfield County at 8:35 AM. M. Until 9 am. M. After a severe thunderstorm « capable of producing a tornado was present » over Ridgefield, heading northeast at about 65 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS said that « severe thunderstorms capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were present » over Westchester, North. s. Head northeast at 50 mph for the Fairfield County Central Warning, which was in effect until 9:15 a.m.. M.

Around 7:30 am. M. Sunday, the Weather Service released the watch, which is valid until 2 a.m.. M. Monday, for all eight counties across Connecticut.

Shortly before 10 am. M. , Wilton Police said Ridgefield Road – Route 33 – has been closed between Belden Hill and Drum Hill..

In Fairfield, First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said police, firefighters, paramedics and the Public Works Department responded to service calls during severe weather, which is expected to last through the night and into early Monday morning.

In the valley, first responders were sent to multiple reports of broken wires, blocking off-road roads where traffic hazards existed.. Stamford fire units also responded to reports of wire malfunctions.

A city dispatcher indicated that the city’s 911 dispatch center had “about 30 calls in two minutes.

First rescuers in Bridgeport did the same, even one of the firefighting units reported a garbage bin on the street at one intersection.. A windstorm of 61 mph was recorded in Park City Sunday night.

Connecticut, Tornado, National Weather Service

World News – United States – Strong winds cut power to more than 35,000 in Connecticut

Ref: https://www.thehour.com

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