Another big storm yesterday showed Mother Nature's power, causing a number of problems in the Greater Danbury area ranging from downed trees and wires to flooding.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says the storm took a diagonal path from near Ethan Allen, through City Center and out by Shelter Rock. The Police and Fire Departments responded to more than a dozen calls of downed trees or wires around the City. The Departments also briefly lost power.
He says looks like a microburst came through part of the city taking down some big trees with it's heavy winds.
Boughton tweeted that the winds were strong enough to rip a two-ton air conditioning unit from the roof of Roger Park Middle School. The unit flipped over and was driven through the roof. The City's engineers estimate that winds had to be a 100 miles an hour to be able to move the unit, which was bolted to the roof.
Photos tweeted by Boughton show some of the damage.
Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi says they were out assessing damage in the northern part of town.
There was lightning strike at Kaleidoscope Kids on Ridgebury Road. While no one was injured, there was smoke in the building. The Ridgefield Fire Department also responded to a home on Aspen Ledges Road for a possible lightning strike. A wire down on Shadow Lake Road burned the road in multiple points.
The Bethel Fire Department responded to a tree fire sparked by a lightning strike that spread to a shed on Wolfpits Road.
At the height of the storm, about half of both Bethel and New Canaan were without electricity. Problems were reported by Connecticut Light and Power at the Triangle Street and Walnut Hill substations. There were also reports of cable and internet outages.