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NWS: Third tornado hit Connecticut

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ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The National Weather Service just confirmed that a third tornado touched down in Connecticut on Monday.

NWS officials said an EF 0 tornado hit the Enfield area around 1:45 p.m.  The tornado had maximum wind speeds of 65 mph, and its path width was .75 miles.

The tornado damaged trees on Glen Arden, continued to Hazard Avenue, and ended on Taylor Road.

There were leaves and branches litter the field on the Nathan Hale Elementary School and some large trees are completely uprooted, just missing the skate park. A few trees took down fencing.

The tornado that hit Enfield was part of the storm that hit the Windsor, Windsor Locks and East Windsor area earlier in the day, NWS officials said.

According to WFSB meteorologists, once a funnel cloud leaves the ground, it becomes another tornado.

EF 0 tornado also hit the Greenwich and Stamford area Monday morning.

A truck was flipped over at the Walmart parking lot in East Windsor, the roof was blown off a vacant building in Windsor, and tobacco fields in Windsor Locks were flattened.

Trees were uprooted by high winds at the Springdale on Main Street in East Windsor, the Sports World in East Windsor sustained heavy damage, and tobacco nettings was blown all over Windsor and Windsor Locks.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who visited several areas damaged by the tornadoes, signed an emergency order to help with the recovery efforts Tuesday afternoon.

"While yesterday's tornadoes in Hartford County and Fairfield County caused property damage, we are most of all grateful that no lives were lost during these flash storms," Malloy said in a statement Tuesday. "This declaration will help the residents in the impacted towns to expedite debris removal."

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