After the state suffered a brawl on Tuesday, even more severe thunderstorms could hit today | Connecticut & Region


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Severe thunderstorms that ripped across the state Tuesday, tore down power lines, flooded roads and dropped trees on homes, including one in Enfield, could rage again this afternoon as bad weather conditions are ripe.

In Enfield, Stacy Huot was enjoying her daughter and granddaughter’s visit on Tuesday when a thunderstorm crashed a tree through the facade of her home on Belle Avenue. It was the second time since October that a tree fell on their home in a storm, and luckily no one was injured.

In the October incident, Huot was at work, but she was home at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

“We were in the house when it fell,” said Huot. “I saw the leaves fall and I knew it.”

Afterwards, Huot and her family were able to find refuge in their mother’s house in the same neighborhood.

“They all came out fine and everything else can be fixed,” said Huot.

She said the tree will be removed today and she plans to rebuild.

“We’ll fix it – it’s our house,” she said.

According to Enfield Police, the tree that fell on Huot’s house also damaged power lines in the area. Electricity was cut on Belle Avenue as power lines smoked and sparked hours after the tree fell.

Fallen trees and other damage were observed across the region.

At 8 a.m. today, more than 150 South Windsor residents were still without power, according to Eversource Energy’s online outage map.

Manchester Fire Chief Daniel French said his department responded to a few dropped wires and branches in streets on Tuesday, but it wasn’t too much.

“It passed so quickly that we didn’t suffer much damage,” French said today.

The worst storm damage in Tolland was seen on Peter Green Road, said fire chief John Littell, where a few trees and wires fell over, blocking the road from around 8 p.m. until this morning.

Alan Dunham, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Norton, Massachusetts, said today’s thunderstorms probably won’t be as bad as Tuesday, but local residents should be prepared anyway.

“There is still a risk of severe thunderstorms,” ​​said Dunham.

He said the bad weather could start anytime after 1 p.m. and continue into the evening.

Tropical Storm Elsa is also making its way to Connecticut and could bring more severe weather later in the week. Dunham said it was too early to gauge how Elsa will affect the state.

“If we see any impact, it will be later on Friday,” said Dunham.

The employees of Michele France and Skyler Frazer contributed to this story.

Adam covers the cities of Enfield and Suffield. For more updates, follow Adam on Twitter: @AHushinJI and Facebook: Adam Hushin.



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