Wild Weather Proves Deadly in Connecticut - NECN

Wild Weather Proves Deadly in Connecticut



    (NECN: Brian Burnell, Fairfield, Conn.) - In Connecticut, the problem today isn't so much the flooding, but the wind. In fact, some of the gusts have proved to be deadly.

    State Police have reported three storm-related deaths.

    Troopers say 75-year-old Richard Seckla drowned accidentally
    Sunday afternoon in a pond behind his home in Lyme, apparently
    while he was trying to move structures in the pond because of
    rising water.

    In Westport, police say 39-year-old Jennifer Thibault of Long
    Valley, N.J., died when a tree fell on her car Saturday night.
    Three passengers in the car were treated at a hospital; they
    haven't been identified.

    Greenwich police say a 61-year-old woman also died during the
    storm Saturday night, when a tree fell on her as she and her
    husband were walking in their neighborhood. Her husband has been
    released from a hospital. Their names haven't been released.

    *Material from The Associated Press used in this report*