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Storm rips through northern Connecticut

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Sunday's storm brought down trees onto some homes. (WFSB photo) Sunday's storm brought down trees onto some homes. (WFSB photo)
A tree was damaged in the yard of a home on Graham Road in South Windsor (iWitness Photo) A tree was damaged in the yard of a home on Graham Road in South Windsor (iWitness Photo)
Storm was so strong it moved a trampoline from one side of the yard to the other side at a home on Graham Road in South Windsor (iWitness Photo) Storm was so strong it moved a trampoline from one side of the yard to the other side at a home on Graham Road in South Windsor (iWitness Photo)
Seven people were forced from a home on Prospect Street that may have been struck by lightning. (WFSB photo) Seven people were forced from a home on Prospect Street that may have been struck by lightning. (WFSB photo)
ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Homeowners in northern Connecticut said they don't know where to start the cleanup following Sunday night's storms.

About 100 customers in Enfield woke up to no power and a lot of damage Monday. As of 8 a.m., 61 customers were still in the dark.

Trees came down onto some homes after 6 p.m. Sunday. Neighbors on Crescent Beach Drive, Oak Road, Somers Road and Moody Road reported that beforehand, the sky was dark and hail had been falling.

One homeowner told Eyewitness News that a tree put a hole in his roof. He was forced to put a bucket under it on the floor to catch rain water that entered his home.

"It started to get real dark and windy and breezy," said John Falkowski of Enfield. "I heard hail and I'd say about 20 of seven I said I better shut the TV off and the air conditioner and shortly after that, it got real dark and [I heard] just a big boom and crash. I looked out the window and see a tree leaning on my house."

That story was the same for a number of people in the northern part of the state.

Elsewhere in town on Prospect Street, firefighters were looking into whether lightning caused a house fire.

The American Red Cross said seven people in two homes were forced from the home overnight. The organization was helping to provide housing, food and clothing for five adults and three children.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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