EF-1 Tornado in Coventry confirmed by National Weather Service

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VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Coventry during Wednesday’s storm.

The National Weather Boston determined that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Coventry where 100 trees were downed at the Skungmaug River Golf Club on Folly Lane.

Corn was also flattened in a cornfield in Mansfield Depot.

The tornado was on the ground for 3.2 miles and had winds of 85-90 mph.

Nearly 3,000 power outages were also reported Wednesday as severe weather pushed through Connecticut.

Most of the outages reported are in the Vernon area. As of midnight, 500 outages remain.

Vernon police are also reported down trees and wires in Rockville. Other damage was reported in Enfield.

Bradley International Airport reported minor delays. The airport was operating under normal conditions as of 7 p.m.

Power restored to most Connecticut residents following Thursday outages

News 8 will be monitoring storm damage all night. Check back for updates.

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