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Trio of tornadoes touch down in tri-state area during Monday’s storms

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 16:09:18-04

Clean up begins after tornado touches down in New Jersey

The National Weather service has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in the tri-state area during Monday’s wild weather.

The first confirmed EF-0 twister was in Union County, New Jersey, around 9 a.m. where it downed trees and power lines and left hundreds of residents in the dark in Berkley Heights, New Providence and Summit.

Another EF-0 tornado whirled through Fairfield County, Connecticut, causing damage from Greenwich to Stamford around 11 a.m.

A third tornado made its way through Windsor Locks and East Windsor in Connecticut in the afternoon.

EF-0 tornadoes can reach speeds between 65-85 miles per hour.

Luckily, no injuries have been reported from Monday’s storms.