July 22, 2010

Bristol's last tornado? 1984

Wednesday's tornado was the first one confirmed in Bristol since July 5, 1984, when a slightly more serious one did $500,000 worth of damage in Bristol and Farmington. It left one person injured slightly, a woman who hit her head on the windshield of her car as she swerved to avoid a falling tree.
That storm cut a 3-mile path through northeastern Bristol, ripping off some roofs and flattening above-ground swimming pools.
Woodybrook Road got the worst beating, just north of Route 6.
City-Data.com says Bristol's historic tornado activity is 15 percent higher than the national average and slightly higher than the state average.
If it makes you feel any safer, Bristol's earthquake activity is 91 percent below the national average.
Update on Friday morning: The only other tornadoes in Bristol that I can find records for were in 1937 and 1942.
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Nicole said...

Hi Steve,
thank you for that information. Very interesting to read as we are new to Connecticut and Bristol.

Thank you for sharing this info :).

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I thought one had touched down on Jerome Avenue in the late 80's.