Tornado Watch in Effect as Storm Approaches

The National Weather Service says heavy rains and strong winds are heading our way.

The dark, ominous clouds overhead are the early warning signs of a potentially dangerous storm entering the area, according to the National Weather Service.

As early as this afternoon, meteorologists are predicting that the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, gusty winds. A tornardo watch is also in effect until 9 p.m. for the following Connecticut counties:

  • Fairfield
  • New Haven
  • Litchfield
  • Hartford
  • Middlesex

On this, the first week into what is National Preparedness Month and approaching the end of Hurricane Season, emergency officials advise residents to have a plan in place for extreme weather conditions that could lead to power outages and severe damage to property and infrastructure.

Ready.gov has a section dedicated to Tornado Safety Tips in which it advises, among other things, to:

  • build an emergency kit
  • have a family communication plan in place
  • Keep an eye on changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter
Pgmr9 September 09, 2012 at 10:09 AM
well that was a load of nothing
Greg Kuehn September 09, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Say that to the people who lost their roofs in NYC. This was a very serious storm and we went in and out of tornado WARNINGS several times. I just wish Southbury Patch could change up the news story on their home page, since the watches and weather are now long gone.
Pgmr9 September 10, 2012 at 09:31 AM
Greg show me anywhere in this story it mentions NY
Greg Kuehn September 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Your dismissal of the weather in Southbury is rather casual. Since we had at least two separate tornado warnings in Southbury, the potential for a tornado was very much real. My point was that if you saw what happened in Brooklyn and Queens, the storm that passed through Southbury was quite opposite of what you describe. Although the outcome was less than expected, it certainly was not a "load of nothing". That's all I'm saying.


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