Tristate Twister: Tornado With 100 MPH Winds Travels Through CT, 2 Other States

A survey conducted by the National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado caused damage across three states during a severe thunderstorm including in Connecticut.

Some of the damage found in Killingly from the tornado.
Some of the damage found in Killingly from the tornado. Photo Credit: CT Emergency Management

The tornado touched down Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Windham County in Killingly.

It then traveled over the towns of Foster, Glocester, and Lincoln in Providence County, Rhode Island, and then finally, into North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol County.

According to the National Weather Service, most of the damage was confined to downed trees and limbs, with some roof and home damage.

The storms were rated an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with an estimated maximum wind speed of 100 mph. 

The EF scale classifies tornadoes into six categories:

  • EF0 - Weak, winds of 65 to 85 mph
  • EF1 - Weak, winds of 86 to 110 mph
  • EF2 - Strong, winds of 111 to 135 mph
  • EF3 - Strong, winds of 136 to 165 mph
  • EF4 - Violent, winds. of 166 to 200 mph
  • EF5 - Violent, winds of more than 200 mph

As of Friday, Sept. 15, no injuries were reported. 

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