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struck the towns of Windsor Locks, Connecticut tornado Windsor, Windsor Locks, and Suffield, Connecticut, and Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, October 3, 1979. The short-lived but intense tornado struck without warning and caused three deaths and 500 injuries.
The storm, rated F4 on the
, also caused more than $400 million in property damage along an 11.3-mile (18.2 km) path, and ranks as the ninth most destructive tornado in American history. (
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Total area: 5,543 mi 2
Land: 4,845 mi 2 Water: 698 mi 2 Highest elevation: 2,379 ft ( Mount Frissell)
Population 3,576,452 (2015 est) Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788 (5 th)
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