Ridgefield cleans up after severe weather

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Tuesday afternoon’s storm caused some headaches for people in Ridgefield. First Selectman Rudy Marconi extended the State of Emergency until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Not once, but twice, a particular home on Mimosa Circle was targeted in a bad storm. Neighbors say the family hasn’t lived there long.

“The husband is away on business and the wife has her parents over,” said Bob Marczak. “They’re here from India.”

What seemed like a tornado in Ridgefield turned out to be multiple microbursts with winds up to 95 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The Marczaks say Ridgefield has seen similar devastation before, but this is pretty bad.

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“One of the streets had a bunch of power lines down and the tree covered the road, so that’s kind of scary for people there,” said RJ Marczak.

Crews from in state and out have been working around the clock to clear the streets and get power back on. Those still without power on Wednesday afternoon went to the Ridgefield Recreation Center to charge their phones and computers. Some also showed up to take a shower and get water.

First Selectman Marconi says the good news is that no one was seriously hurt in the storm. One woman did break her arm after a tree fell on her car.

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