Tuesday morning's fast moving storm surprised residents and had city crews scrambling in the Genesee County community of Flushing.
Darryl Bessey's morning walk was anything but usual. He didn't think much of the lightning at first.
"Oh that was something else. I was out walking. I had to do it before the storm hit," said Bessey. "Then all at once, I got in the house, and I seen a branch come down out of the tree."
The thunder and lightning sure caught the attention of locals.
"It was pretty bad at times," exclaimed Bessey.
High winds and lightning knocked down tree branches and limbs across the region. Cleanup crews quickly removed a mess from a railroad crossing in Flushing, using a chainsaw to help remove the debris.
There's still a little bit of cleanup that needs to be done, but people are amazed that crews showed up so fast.
"Yeah I can't believe it, I said, ‘you know, tomorrow's the Fourth. They're going to be off of work for the week,'" said Bessey.
Bessey said he won't soon forget the storm that tore through his neighborhood.
"I thought, ‘we're not going to get rain, we need rain.' I thought we wouldn't get a lot of wind but the wind came," Bessey said.
Crews also quickly removed the debris from railroad crossings because trains move through the community of Flushing on a regular schedule.
The photos in the above photo gallery show some of the damage and foreboding clouds associated with Tuesday's storms.
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