Residents of Medford, Massachusetts, say a possible microburst ripped through the town Sunday evening around 7:30, knocking over trees and knocking out power to homes in the town.
In the streets of Medford, members of the town public works department were cleaning up broken branches and removing broken-down tree trunks with wood chippers.
Damage to the town was obvious, as trees lay split and mangled on Bradley Road and neighborhoods remained eerily dark and quiet due to power outages.
"The wind kicked up, it was lightning, thunder -- shook the house," said Frank O'Leary, a Medford resident out walking his dog with his daughter, observing the damage. "The power went out and we walked around and there were trees down and everything."
"The rain got very heavy and the wind got real sideways," Medford resident Kevin Cuddeback said. "Looking at the National Grid site, I could see my power went out and then this side of the neighborhood goes out at 7:35 [p.m.]."
Some residents in Medford said they were concerned for their elderly neighbors who were without air conditioning because of the power outage, as many areas were still without power late Sunday night.