Storms, Flooding Cause Evacuations in Vt.

Fifteen people had to be evacuated due to the flooding, according to police

Severe flooding in Barre, Vermont, Sunday night caused several homes to be evacuated as heavy storms rolled through the area, according to police.

Fifteen people had to be evacuated due to the flooding, according to police.

Officials say the waters have now receded and that crews will be on scene to evaluate and restore power. Thick mud has been left behind from the flooding on many downtown streets.

Mayor Thom Lauzon said damage is limited compared to a similar flooding incident in May 2011, but is still estimated at several hundreds-of-thousands of dollars.

He added that those evacuated will be allowed back to their homes to secure some personal belongings. No homes are expected to be lost, but there is some significant structural damage.

There was a flash flood warning in Washington County, Caledonia County, Lamoille County and Orleans County in Vermont until midnight. Flash flood warnings were also in effect in Carroll County, Grafton County, Belknap County and Strafford County in New Hampshire until 1:45 a.m. Monday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings had been in effect in much of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts throughout the afternoon, evening and night.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect in much of northern New England until 11 p.m.
Hail the size of tennis balls fell in parts of New Hampshire, as well.

In Vermont alone, the thunderstorms left 7,200 Green Mountain Power customers in the dark. As of Monday morning, only 300 homes were without power.

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