[CT Birds] Bridgeport/Stratford/Trumbull severe damage/possible tornado

Christopher Lovell ctlovell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 16:17:19 EDT 2010

I'm in the thick of it here in Bridgeport. Several partial building collapses, many roofs off buildings and many many wires and trees down. Primarily on the east side of Bridgeport. Many street closings. Stay away from Bridgeport!

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On Jun 24, 2010, at 16:02, Scott Kruitbosch <kbosch at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you aren't in the area or aware of what occurred about an hour and a half
> ago, the greater Bridgeport area was just hit very hard by a severe
> thunderstorm and possible tornado. Either way the wind gusts were near or
> exceeding hurricane force. Bridgeport has declared a state of emergency.
> Please be safe out there. I do not advise traveling to any of these areas
> due to downed power lines, trees, and general damage. Another reason I post
> this now is that some of our frequent haunts may have been altered by this
> devastating storm. Pictures 4-6 here:
> http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/weather/new-haven-slideshow-severe-weather are
> in/adjacent to the Great Meadows IBA, behind a warehouse and on Long Beach
> Blvd. The pond trail area seems like it was reshaped a bit. Even WICC600 is
> off the air. Makes me wonder what Pleasure Beach and Long Beach look like.
> Tomorrow, when things are safer, I will take a look to see what has been
> impacted and put pictures on the CAS blog. While we're at it I had a
> Forster's Tern, my and possibly Stratford's first of the year, off Stratford
> Point today. It was close to shore and calling with the Common Terns.
> -- 
> Scott Kruitbosch
> Stratford, CT
> Connecticut Audubon Society
> http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/
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