Tropical Storm Isaias deals devastating damage to Connecticut with thousands of trees, wires downed, blocking scores of roads and cutting power to almost 600,000

The storm, which moved in with an unexpected speed, struck southwestern Connecticut by about 1 p.m., but spread across western and central Connecticut in little over an hour, bringing gusts upwards of 60 miles per hour and soaking rain. The rain left by late afternoon, but powerful winds lingered, threatening to bring down more trees and power lines into the evening.

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