Here’s some of the damage left behind after Monday’s wild storm.

Wind gusts peaked above 75 mph during Monday's storm, leaving tons of damage in its wake.

A house in Hanover was destroyed by a falling tree during Monday's storm. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

Tens of thousands of people lost power and numerous trees toppled onto power lines, homes, garages, and cars as severe winds swept through the state Monday.

Eversource, a regional energy delivery company, said in a tweet that hundreds of crews worked around the clock to restore power to over 77,000 customers. Officials noted they were working as quickly and as safely as possible under their COVID-19 pandemic plan.

Nearly 1,300 National Grid field personnel were also working in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, restoring power after the storm.

National Grid said some wind gusts peaked above 75 mph, and crews were working with state and municipal leaders on a coordinated multi-day response effort.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 23,374 customers were still without power, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Beyond power outages, fallen trees also left major damage.


In Hanover, one fallen tree split an 80-year-old woman’s garage in half, 7News reported.

That was a big tree, which I’ve been trying to get down, but it was so expensive, I couldn’t afford to get it down,” Mary Thorne, who was just feet away when the tree crashed, told the station. “But the Lord took it down for me.”

Tree limbs also fell onto a passing car at Suffolk and Wyman streets in Medford, though officials said no injuries were reported.

As people were recovering and cleaning up after the storm, Boston firefighters reminded them to use caution. 

There are power lines down all around,” firefighters said in a tweet, noting that police, state troopers, and Boston Public Works employees were working hard to clear the streets and keep people safe. “Please have patience.”



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