Brookfield residents react to storm


A tornado may have touched down in nearby Brookfield and there is a lot of damage in that town on Tuesday night. 

Neighbors say their community looks more like a war zone tonight. 

The town is pitch black as thousands lose power for what could be days, the only sounds are sirens or generators. 

Power lines torn down from whipping winds, lay in the roadways, some even catching fire. 

We have seen cars crushed by trees and trees blocking just about every roadway in the town. 

Debris is scattered everywhere, on roads and littering yards. Front-loaders were hauled in to help clean up.

Neighbors recalling the terrifying moments they experienced. 

“This power line when it came down, caught on fire. There were flames right here on the road and at first I was just worried about my mom, I raced in,” said Dave Depoi of Brookfield. “All the circuits were jammed. I was calling my mom, calling my dad.”

“A war zone. Literally a war zone,” said Patricia Garofolo of Brookfield. “My son, he’s autistic and his last words on the text were ‘the tornado is here’.”

“We have a rescue team and a task force from Waterford north. We provide back up to our brothers and sisters in the area,” said Chief County Coordinator of Litchfield County, Jeff Rudzazice. 

This is a community where neighbors help neighbors, everyone is pitching in to clean up and get back to some sense of normalcy. 

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