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Damage remains 2 months after tornado touches down in Windsor area

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It's been nearly two months since a tornado ravaged Windsor and surrounding towns, and in many places, a lot of repairs still need to be made.

"The roof blew off," said Terry Labbe. "The mess was everywhere."

Pieces of the dome at Sports World on Main Street in East Windsor sat crumpled in the corner of a field Friday afternoon. The dome was ripped away by the EF1 tornado and the owner said they suffered an 85 percent loss. 

No one was injured during the tornado.

A new dome is expected to come in September. Repairs were currently underway Friday on the bolts that will keep the brand-new bubble in place. Crews will have to fix electrical boxes and the turf as well.

The owners said they'll lose some business in September and October when it's getting replaced, but they're lucky all of their leagues start in November.

For the most part, it was structural damage, the owner of Sports World said. However, insurance won't cover the costs of all repairs.

The new dome construction should take a week, at the most two weeks, which could put them into the beginning of October.

The twister blew out about 15 acres of tobacco crop on Hayden Station Road in Windsor as well. They harvested what they could, since the crop can't grow back.

Tobacco nets landed in Windsor and Windsor Locks during the tornado.

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