Confirmed: Tornado Touched Down in Bridgeport | NECN

Confirmed: Tornado Touched Down in Bridgeport

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    (NECN: Brian Burnell, Bridgeport, Conn.) - Power lines and trees were ripped down by a tornado that touched down in Bridgeport on Thursday.

    The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Bridgeport on Thursday. Officials said the tornado touched down on Maine, Nichols and Cedar streets about a block north of I-95. Winds of the 100-yards-wide tornado reached 100 mph. It traveled less than a quarter mile.


    Buildings collapsed, roofs were blown off buildings and a billboard was teetering off the top of a tall building.

    Crews worked on Friday to restore power. The state of emergency and curfew were both called off on Friday.

    Authorities said more than 30 people were treated at city hospitals for storm-related injuries, but nearly all were minor in nature.