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Crews to clean up mess North Haven tornado left behind

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North Haven police said it is believe a possible small tornado ripped through the Montowese section of town on Wednesday afternoon (JA2 Aerial Productions) North Haven police said it is believe a possible small tornado ripped through the Montowese section of town on Wednesday afternoon (JA2 Aerial Productions)
NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

It was a rare sighting in Connecticut on Wednesday when a tornado touched down in North Haven.

Many homes saw damage, and trees in the area were uprooted.

Rick Garner with K&J Tree Removal got the call about 2:30 p.m. that a tornado had blown through a neighborhood in North Haven, leaving a path of uprooted trees and torn off limbs behind.

"There's a lot of trees down on structures, sheds, fences, blocking access to driveways, so we are taking care of the more pressing issues,” Garner said.

Drone photos send to Eyewitness News also provided a bird’s eye view of the damage the EF-0 tornado caused on Wednesday.

"We’ve been throughout many neighborhoods kind of securing properties, making sure that safety hazards are taken care of immediately, setting up for tomorrow's projects as well,” Garner said.

The damage at Debbie Spaulding’s home wasn’t as bad as it looked on Wednesday.

“No, we are very lucky, it's just a little bit top brush of the truck from the branches,” Spaulding said.

With a blocked driveway at his church, Pastor JP Morgan wasn’t waiting for the tree removal service to arrive.

"I'm actually trying to move some of the lighter branches so we can drive in and drive out like sensible people, we couldn't get out earlier,” Morgan said, adding that he will leave the rest to the professionals.

Even with the damage, many in North Haven are counting their blessings, as no injuries were reported.

On Thursday, crews will be out first thing in the morning to remove the debris.

To see more photos from the damage, click here.

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