[CT Birds] Bridgeport/Stratford/Trumbull severe damage/possible tornado
lynnjones11 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 12:01:21 EDT 2010
i just tried to get down to short beach and it looks like they have
access to the entire area restricted to 'lourdship residents'.
On 6/24/10, Christopher Lovell <ctlovell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> Point today. It was close to shore and calling with the Common Terns.
>> Scott Kruitbosch
>> Stratford, CT
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