Southern New England communities recover from tornado damage

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — The National Weather Service on Thursday confirmed that the damage in some parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island were caused by a tornado.

The damage took place in Foster, Glocester, Lincoln, Rhode Island, Attleboro, Massachusetts, and Killingly, Connecticut. A survey team from the National Weather Service is still trying to determine if it was a continuous path or separate paths.

In North Scituate, one couple was forced to hide in their basement to escape the severe weather.

“We would’ve been dead, we would’ve been hit by something for sure,” they said. “All kinds of debris flying by the windows and the house, trees falling.”

A National Weather Service survey team was sent out into the area to determine if the damage was caused by a tornado.

In Attleboro, parents rushed to get their kids home safely from school Wednesday before the flash flooding.

Over in Lincoln, the Associated Press reports that at least one roof was damaged. A press box at the high school stadium tipped into the bleachers.

Thursday, crews were seen cleaning up debris left behind from the storm.

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