Storms cause major damage in Southbury

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Rain, wind, thunder and lightning, all caused some major damage to Southbury and now the hard part of picking up the pieces. Hundreds there are still left in the dark tonight.

It’s never a good sign when the first storm damage you see in town has knocked out power and access to the police department. Fortunately Southbury police have a backup generator and a backup driveway.

Getting out of Doris’ driveway is tough too.

“My husband had to go out and trim some branches to get out of the house,” said Doris.

She says it was about 7 o’clock when the wind picked up. She saw a couple trees fall down and then one landed across the driveway, onto the house, putting a hole in her roof.

“It was very scary. I went downstairs because if another tree falls, there’s only one level so I just better go downstairs and play it safe,” said Doris.

Over on South Britain Road, safety was also on the mind of Alexia Naylor when this tree came down across the street.

“I was babysitting my brother and I heard a big crash outside and they were playing outside and I was like get your butts inside,” said Alexia Naylor, Southbury.

That’s good advice. They’re all safe now and they had no school today, but they also had no power all night and all morning. So what did they do?

“Well, last night we were staying up. My portable DVD player finally died so I have nothing,” said Naylor. “My phone’s dead too.”

When asked if she might consider reading a book instead, Naylor said “no, I’m sorry, that’s too crazy.”

Reading a book is way too crazy these days. We can laugh a little because, according to the Emergency Operations Director, there were absolutely no injuries in Southbury due to this storm. The town is working with CL&P to get power restored as soon as possible.

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