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NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Killingly
Killingly, Conn. - Severe thunderstorms battered the Quiet Corner with heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday afternoon. During these storms, a wind event occurred in Killingly which has now been deemed an EF-1 tornado by the National Weather Service (NWS).
According to the NWS an EF- 1 tornado, with maximum winds of 100 mph, touched down on Bailey Hill Rd, between Cranberry Bog Rd and Ledge Rd at 4 p.m., Wednesday, September 13th, 2023. The tornado snapped or uprooted “healthy and mature trees” and damaged the roof of a two-story home. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 10 minutes and covered a path of 1.61 miles as it moved toward Ledge Rd into Foster, RI. Three other tornados were confirmed as the storm moved further into Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Shortly after the tornado moved through the area the South Killingly Fire Department was dispatched for a report of numerous trees down on Ledge Rd. Crews arrived to find approximately 20 trees snapped midway up their trunks, some resting on or taking down power lines.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
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