June 24th, 2010
03:35 PM ET

Bridgeport, Conn. in stage of emergency after severe weather

Bridgeport, Connecticut, is under a state of emergency after severe weather swept through the area, Mayor Bill Finch said on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Weather data showed winds up to 75 mph, said CNN meteorologist Sean Morris. It was not immediately clear if the winds were from a tornado or strong thunderstorm, he said.

The National Weather Service is characterizing the storm as a thunderstorm. It reports wind damage with "extensive tree damage".

The Bridgeport Police Department confirms the storm caused significant damage.

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  1. damiao


    June 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stephanie

    Great Neck, on Long Island also had severe thunderstorm come through. About five trees down on a stretch of
    about four blocks of Grace Ave.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • nan_lynn

      Confirmed – from my relatives whose house was affected – significant damage in several areas of Great Neck & environs. Large trees down & extensive damage to homes on Dogwood Rd. (near Hicks La.) Funnel cloud observed at GN Community Pool.

      June 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • susan

      I heard that on steamboat rd a couple trees crushed some cars and killed a few people! :O

      June 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joseph Schneider

    Live on South Shore of LI. Barely any rain here.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joanie

    That same storm system came through lemmon sd a few days ago and wreaked havock. We had 80 mph winds as well. Glad it is getting out the country soon!

    June 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joel

    That's what she said!

    June 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. judy

    Many houses destroyed by trees in KP (and elsewhere in GN?). Mine included.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |