It’s a bit scary when the skies turn dark in a matter of seconds, the thunder and lightning starts and all the leaves on the trees are turned over. Sometimes it passes and it did at The Shad’s office on the Wethersfield-Newington line. And sometimes it seems like the wrath of God hits as hit—as it did in Bridgeport.

Kolbe Cathedral High School is missing its roof this morning. It was one of many buildings in Bridgeport and other towns damaged by a powerful storm that swept through the area about 2:30 p.m. Trees and power lines were also knocked down. Workers at Sikorsky airport scrambled to get the planes undercover.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a state of emergency and ordered a 5:30 p.m. curfew. The city’s streets were covered in debris. Gov. Rell ordered a partial activation of Connecticut’s Emergency Operations Center to help areas of the state affected by the storm. She acted immediately and was in Bridgeport surveying the damage.

It has not been determined if an actual tornado blew through but whatever category the storm actually was, it certainly was damaging.