World news – US – Strong winds cut electricity to more than 20,000 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 20,000 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 9:15 AM. M. , Eversource reported 10,301 customers without electricity, while United Illuminating reported 12,617 customers in the dark.

Included Eversource 484 outages in Darren; 305 in Greenwich; 254 in Middletown; 230 in Monroe; 180 in New Canaan; 182 in Newtown; 1140 in Norwalk; 421 in Redding; 700 at Ridgefield; 768 in Westport; And 364 in Wilton.

Most UI outages were reported in Fairfield (4,689), New Haven (4,393), and Trumbull (1,350). UI reported that there were over 700 outages in Bridgeport and Easton as well.

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

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.

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 streak of scattered rain and thunderstorms is also expected to move across the region along a strong cold front on Sunday night..

« There is a possibility of destroying gusts of winds, » the warning said, adding that these storms could reach more than 60 miles per hour at times.

The weather service urges residents to prepare for possible disruption of trees and power lines, which could lead to power outages.

The National Weather Service has also issued warnings for parts of Connecticut as well as Long Island Sound for Sunday through early Monday..

The Coastal Flood Indication was effective as of 9A. M. Until Sunday afternoon for Southern Fairfield County in Connecticut and Southern Westchester County in New York. Minor floods may hit vulnerable areas along the coast.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph, with winds of 45 to 50 mph, expected in the southern parts of New Haven, Middlesex and New London from 1 am. M. Sunday to midnight Monday.

Warning of gusts of 20 to 30 knots (23 to 34 km). 5 mph) and winds up to 40 knots (46 mph) are in effect for sound and water off New York City and Long Island from 10 a.m.. . M. Sunday to 1 a. M. Monday.

“Strong winds will cause dangerous seas that can capsize or damage ships and reduce visibility,” according to the National Weather Service.

The winds will lead to cooler temperatures, as high temperatures in the 1950s dip on Monday to the 1940s on Tuesday, then down to the 30s on Wednesday.. Temperatures will rise gradually over the coming weekend.

Connecticut, National Weather Service, Tornado, Hurricane Warning, Thunderstorm, Hour of Severe Thunderstorm

World News – US – Strong winds cut power to more than 20,000 people in Connecticut

Ref: https://www.thehour.com

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