WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — At least two people are dead and thousands of customers are without power Wednesday in Connecticut after severe storms pounded the state.
Cell phone video showed Tuesday’s dangerous winds bending and breaking trees in Danbury. A man living near Candlewood Lake was killed when a tree came down right on top of him.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said witness Ralph Nero. “I don’t know what I would have done, maybe jump under a car.”
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said a teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field.
In New Fairfield, officials said a 41-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her vehicle. Her 3-year-old child who was also in the car was not hurt.
The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had “declared a town disaster.”
Schools in Brookfield, Danbury and other towns announced they would be closed on Wednesday due to storm damage.
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