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Rescue teams came to Brookfield last night, including Urban Search and Rescue, ATVs and the State DOT.  Brookfield Police Chief Jay Purcell says 160 personnel from 20 agencies responded to assist Brookfield responders.  He notes that travel by ATV is the only way to get to some areas of Brookfield. 

 

 

 

The Fire Marshal and Building Department will be working together to assess damage.  Brookfield EMS checked on two families as a precaution. 

 

Purcell asked that if people don't have to be on the road, not to do so. 

 

Eversource is bringing in crews from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The Southern business district on the Danbury side of Federal Road has power.  The primary goal when it comes to tree clearing is to get roads cleared so emergency crews can get through. 

 

The National Weather Service will check storm damage today, particularly the towns of Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Ridgefield, Southbury, Winstead, Bethany, Hamden, Cheshire and Durham.  Official word on a tornado will come later tonight. 

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