October 3, 1979. Jimmy Carter was president. Ella Grasso was governor. Albert Ilg was Windsor’s town manager and Warren P. Johnson was mayor. It was a time before cell phones and the internet. Shortly after [...]
On October 3, 1979, a devastating tornado hit the village of Poquonock in Windsor at 3 PM. Three people were killed, 143 hospitalized and 350 others were treated in emergency rooms. Sue Banks was one of the Poquonock residents at home with her children that afternoon. These are her memories from that day.