Tornados touch down in parts of Connecticut and western Massachusetts snapping trees

A number of tornados were seen touching down Sunday evening in western Massachusetts and Connecticut.   

Damage was reported from towns situated along the path of the storm as violent winds snapped trees like twigs. 

Video footage showed residents taking cover in their homes and cars as the storms passed overheard.

A number of tornadoes touched down in western Massachusetts and in Connecticut as a storm tore through the region on Sunday evening

A number of tornadoes touched down in western Massachusetts and in Connecticut as a storm tore through the region on Sunday evening

One resident was able to film the passing tornado from the safety of his car

One resident was able to film the passing tornado from the safety of his car

A number of tornadoes touched down in western Massachusetts and in Connecticut as a storm tore through the region on Sunday evening

One resident was able to film the passing tornado from the safety of his car as it passed through his neighborhood

One resident was able to film the passing tornado from the safety of his car as it passed through his neighborhood

One resident was able to film the passing tornado from the safety of his car as it passed through his neighborhood

Powerlines were downed and trees were snapped like twigs, strewn here across a railroad

Powerlines were downed and trees were snapped like twigs, strewn here across a railroad

Powerlines were downed and trees were snapped like twigs, strewn here across a railroad

Previously firm trees were uprooted and the results captured on film and posted online

Previously firm trees were uprooted and the results captured on film and posted online

Previously firm trees were uprooted and the results captured on film and posted online

Residents are pictured taking a look at the damage after a tornado passed close to their homes

Residents are pictured taking a look at the damage after a tornado passed close to their homes

Residents are pictured taking a look at the damage after a tornado passed close to their homes

Stills shared on social media showed the damage the storm left behind with powerlines downed and trees flattened.  

Tornado warnings ended up being triggered in Berkshire County, Hampshire County and western Hampden County in Massachusetts along with northwestern Litchfield County in Connecticut.

Damage was reported from towns in the path of the storm, with photos showing downed trees in communities.  

After multiple tornadoes touched down Sunday evening in western Massachusetts and Connecticut, damage was reported from towns in the path of the storm. Photos showed downed trees in communities.

After multiple tornadoes touched down Sunday evening in western Massachusetts and Connecticut, damage was reported from towns in the path of the storm. Photos showed downed trees in communities.

After multiple tornadoes touched down Sunday evening in western Massachusetts and Connecticut, damage was reported from towns in the path of the storm. Photos showed downed trees in communities.

Debris from nearby trees along with several in the distance are seen completely downed leaving a road and nearby railroad blocked

Debris from nearby trees along with several in the distance are seen completely downed leaving a road and nearby railroad blocked

Debris from nearby trees along with several in the distance are seen completely downed leaving a road and nearby railroad blocked

Some trees were seen to have snapped like little twigs, while part of a fence also blew down

Some trees were seen to have snapped like little twigs, while part of a fence also blew down

Some trees were seen to have snapped like little twigs, while part of a fence also blew down

The National Weather Service issues a warning at 7:30pm for southwestern Hampshire County and northwestern Hampden County in western Massachusetts where residents were urged to take cover immediately. 

After the tornados were deemed to no longer be a risk, the storms continued with the area hit by several severe thunderstorms according to NBC News.   

This road was completely blocked after part of a tree was severed landing on the highway

This road was completely blocked after part of a tree was severed landing on the highway

This road was completely blocked after part of a tree was severed landing on the highway

One resident was able to capture footage of the tornado passing by in the near distance

One resident was able to capture footage of the tornado passing by in the near distance

One resident was able to capture footage of the tornado passing by in the near distance

Blue skies followed the storms after the tornado passed on by

Blue skies followed the storms after the tornado passed on by

Blue skies followed the storms after the tornado passed on by

Parts of a tree landed were seen to have landed on a building in rural Connecticut

Parts of a tree landed were seen to have landed on a building in rural Connecticut

Parts of a tree landed were seen to have landed on a building in rural Connecticut

A reporter with NBC News in Connecticut, Matt Austin, tweeted pictures near Falls Village

A reporter with NBC News in Connecticut, Matt Austin, tweeted pictures near Falls Village

A reporter with NBC News in Connecticut, Matt Austin, tweeted pictures near Falls Village

Other residents posted photos online as the storms passed through rural neighborhoods

Other residents posted photos online as the storms passed through rural neighborhoods

Other residents posted photos online as the storms passed through rural neighborhoods

Meteorologist Nick Bannin with 22News in Massachusetts posted photos from Tolland in the state

Meteorologist Nick Bannin with 22News in Massachusetts posted photos from Tolland in the state

Meteorologist Nick Bannin with 22News in Massachusetts posted photos from Tolland in the state

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