Surveying a storm in Coventry

The National Weather Service and local officials assessed damage from a possible tornado that ripped through parts of Coventry and Mansfield on Wednesday evening as storms rolled across Connecticut. Read more about it and click through for more photos of the damage and response in Coventry.

2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Ed LeDoyt of Coventry uses a hand saw to clear brush away from a large tree limb that had fallen onto his parents' former home near Decew Pond in Coventry when a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed damage in the area on Thursday. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com

2013.07.11 – Coventry, CT – Ed LeDoyt of Coventry uses a hand saw to clear brush away from a large tree limb that had fallen onto his parents’ former home near Decew Pond in Coventry when a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed damage in the area on Thursday. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com

  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Coventry Town Manager John Elsesser (center) and Fire Marshal Noel Waite (right) surveyed storm damage near Decew Pond with officials from the National Weather Service on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Workers from the Coventry Department of Public Works clear brush from High Street in Coventry on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Ed LeDoyt of Coventry uses a hand saw to clear brush away from a large tree limb that had fallen onto his parents' former home near Decew Pond in Coventry when a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed damage in the area on Thursday. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed storm damage near Decew Pond on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - A large tree fell over at the home of Stacie Fluckiger in Coventry when a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed storm damage in Coventry on Thursday. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Robert Bennett, along with other workers from Alpine Tree Company, works to clear storm damage on the property of Don Bombard, owner of Affordable Fuel Company in Coventry on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Don Bombard, owner of Affordable Fuel Company in Coventry, talks with National Weather Service and local officials surveying damage on his property on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Officials from Coventry and the National Weather Service surveyed storm damage in Coventry on Thursday after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
  • 2013.07.11 - Coventry, CT - Eric Drew cools off with a garden hose while working with Alpine Tree Company to clear storm damage on the property of Don Bombard, owner of Affordable Fuel Company in Coventry on Thursday. National Weather Service and local officials surveyed damage after a possible tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday evening. Photograph by Will Parson | wparson@courant.com
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