Severe storms leave damage in their wake - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Severe storms leave damage in their wake

Posted: Updated:
Monday's storms left damage at St. Bernard's Cemetery in New Haven. (WFSB photo) Monday's storms left damage at St. Bernard's Cemetery in New Haven. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through the state on Monday left immense damage.

The day was not only the hottest of the year according to meteorologist Mark Dixon, it was perhaps the most damaging storm of the season for some people.

It brought down branches and trees in towns across the state.

St. Bernard's Cemetery in New Haven was hit fairly hard. Branches could be seen strewn across graves.

Eyewitness News cameras captured some of the property's devastation moments after it happened. Dozens of tree limbs were ripped away. Some larger trees were uprooted and they knocked over headstones.

It's unclear how many were damaged by the strong wind and buckets of rain.

In Ansonia, a tree crashed into a house. No one was there when it happened and no one was hurt.

Across the state, there were about 10,000 customers without power.

While most of their electricity has been restored, the cleanup is far from finished.

As of 6:15 a.m., more than 200 remained without power between Eversource and United Illuminating.

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Severe storms leave damage in their wakeMore>>

  • Early Warning Weather

    Storms leave damage throughout the state

    Storms leave damage throughout the state

    Monday, July 18 2016 10:13 PM EDT2016-07-19 02:13:21 GMT
    Storms uprooted a giant tree at a New Haven cemetery. (WFSB)Storms uprooted a giant tree at a New Haven cemetery. (WFSB)

    Storms brought heavy rains, flooding, and caused damage throughout Connecticut on Monday, leaving thousands in the dark.

    More >

    Storms brought heavy rains, flooding, and caused damage throughout Connecticut on Monday, leaving thousands in the dark.

    More >