When the Wind Roars (10 Worst CT Tornadoes)

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By Kevin Arnone on August 10, 2011, 3:38pm

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1. August 9, 1878 a tornado touched down in Wallingford destroying 50 homes whiles killing 34 and injuring 70 people.

2. October 3, 1979 at 3 pm a F4 tornado flew through Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks killing 3 people and injuring 500.

3. August 15, 1787 at 1:30 pm 2 people died and 10 were injured when a tornado stuck Wethersfield.

4. August 8, 1786 5 people injured and one lost their life when a Tornado in Woodstock destroyed 20 homes and 63 barns.

5. May 24, 1962 at approximately 4:30 pm a F3 tornado killed 1 injuring 50 while destroying 200 buildings and causing more then $4 million in damage in Waterbury.

6. September 14, 1882 in the town of Winsted 20 people were injured and five barns were destroyed. Clothes were carried some 9 miles.

7. August 21, 1951 at 5:30 pm 8 people were injured when a F2 tornado traveled 40 miles uplifting a roof in a East Hampton Factory.

8. July 10, 1989 an F4 tornado in Hamden injured 40 people and destroyed nearly 400 homes and 40 businesses.

9. June 26, 2009 in Wethersfield no reported injuries but widespread damage causing $2.4 million dollars.

10. June 29, 1990 an F0 touched down in Danbury causing 7 people to be injured from flying glass.

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