Suspected Tornado Shatters Largest City In Connecticut

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fire chief says 25 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and nine buildings collapsed when a suspected tornado tore through Connecticut's largest city. Chief Brian Rooney called it a miracle no one was killed Thursday by the storm, with winds so strong it toppled trees, tore roofs from buildings and shredded a heavy metal door at the fire station. The chief said nine buildings were either partially or fully collapsed, including three on East Main Street that were brought to their foundations. American Red Cross helped relocate 22 people. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a state of emergency and power remained out to thousands in the area.