From Green’s Farms to Saugatuck Shores, today’s quick but very intense storm produced some amazing images.
Plus plenty of downed wires.
As of 7:15 p.m., over 400 Westport CL&P customers were without power.
This was the scene on Hyde Lane, between Long Lots and Maple Avenue. With the downed transformer, outages were reported throughout the Hunt Club area:
Nearby, this tree on Long Lots road near Peabody Lane blocked traffic — though a neighbor tried to help:
Several miles away, a tree on Great Marsh Road — across from the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club — was split by lightning:
A car was struck by a falling tree near Southport. Fortunately, no one was hurt:
John Kantor, owner of Longshore Sailing School, reports: “No hail on the immediate coast, but big time rain and some strong gusts. We chain down our boats for weather like this so they don’t leave our zip code, but it didn’t prevent a capsize or two. No damage. Just a pulse raiser. After Irene and Sandy this was a relatively minor inconvenience.”
Bart Shuldman took this photo, as rain and hail pelted down:
Meanwhile, the Sasco construction site near Super Stop & Shop was awash:
More thunderstorms are possible tonight. Be careful out there.