Intense storm brings tree down onto Enfield home

A tree came down onto a house on Cora Street in Enfield (WFSB)

Strong storms moved across the state on Thursday afternoon, one bringing down a tree onto a woman’s house in Enfield.

The tree fell on a woman’s house on Cora Street in Enfield.

Thankfully nobody was injured, but the homeowner was home at the time.

"It started so quickly and ended so quickly. It was really really wicked, the wind. Every tree was moving," said neighbor Karen Goodwin.

Storms started moving across the state around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning and gusty winds were reported across parts of the state, including towns north of Hartford.

The storm in Enfield rolled through around 5 p.m.

Neighbors said the woman who lives at the home was in the shower when the tree hit her house.

"It was 10 minutes of wind, it was very, very, intense, but her whole house shifted," Goodwin said.

Four miles away on Webster Road, trees toppled down outside Paula Thomas' house.

"Black skies, heavy wind, I didn’t see any rotation. All the trees were bent sideways," Thomas said.

She said she and her husband Steven were watching from their deck as trees toppled in every direction.

"A minute, it knocked over my lawn furniture, my plants, everything off of my deck," Thomas said.

She's thankful none of the trees came crashing down on homes, but she's worried some hanging over her neighbor's yard are precariously being held up.

An assessment of the damage will be made on Friday.

See more storm photos here.

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