Microburst Knocks Down Hundreds of Trees

A line of thunderstorms that went through Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in July created a microburst that knocked down several hundred trees in the area. National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Cempa estimated that the winds were blowing at 60 to 80 miles an hour. The storm and the resultant fallen trees knocked out power in the area.

Resident Pauline Meridien was home with her husband when the storm hit. “It’s amazing how huge these trees are. It was just awful. We had a 60-foot blue spruce that came down next to our house,” she said. Meridien also reported that four large pine trees fell around her son’s house, who lives next door, but did not damage the house. A vehicle in Hopkinton was crushed by another fallen tree, but no injuries were reported.

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