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Severe Thunderstorm Destroys Sports World in East Windsor, Conn.

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WGGB) – The severe weather in Connecticut leveled a large sports facility just off of Interstate 91.

The storm blew apart the Sports World bubble in East Windsor, Conn. Monday afternoon.

Twenty-nine kids and five counselors were inside the bubble, taking part in a sports camp, and began to hear the winds whipping around them.

Everyone sought shelter in a secure, hard structure approximately one minute before it collapsed.

No injuries were reported.

This is not the first time Mother Nature has damaged the facility. The Windsor Locks – East Windsor Patch reports that back in February, the dome suffered a collapse after a heavy snowfall hit the area.

The area where Sports World is located was under a tornado warning for a time Monday afternoon.

However, there is no confirmation at this time of a tornado or funnel cloud touching down. That confirmation will not come until the National Weather Service tours the area and assesses the damage.

CLICK HERE to see pictures from other flooding and storm damage from across the area.



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