The roar of chainsaws and parades of tree crews are back in Glastonbury following Friday's severe weather that included a microburst, not a tornado.
This cleanup effort comes less than a year after Tropical Storm Irene and Winter Storm Alfred.
The Butler Drive/Needletree Lane area of Glastonbury was one of the parts of the town that got hammered by the severe storm on Friday afternoon.
John Perry said National Weather Service officials who visited him over the weekend told him his home was the epicenter of the microburst, and he has the trees down to show for it.
"We were quite lucky," he said. "We had a little bit of home damage, but not as bad as it really could have been."
The town of Glastonbury said to speed up the cleanup efforts, it will waive permit requirements and disposal fees for storm debris through Saturday Aug. 25.
That comes as a relief to homeowners like Pat Dunn, who have more fresh-cut trees and branches than they know what to do with.
"We've had wonderful help from our tree service," Dunn said. Within an hour, after an hour that this thing hit, they were immediately out here and they've been working non-stop since Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and here it is Monday and they're trying to clean it up. It's only a small amount that they've been able to do so far."
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