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Last night's storm leaves damage throughout CT

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While more storms are in store on Friday, Connecticut homeowners were just looking for a chance to breathe and were still cleaning up from Thursday night's destruction.

In some cases, people including residents in Meriden were waking up to find out what mother nature did on Thursday night.

A tree was toppled over in a yard on New Hanover Avenue after the trunk snapped in half. When it fell, it took out a lot, a shed was broken in half, and there are three cars under all of these branches

Surprisingly, the homeowners were sleeping soundly through it all and woke up Friday morning to this destruction. 

Maria Acosta, of Meriden, said her morning started off like a nightmare and when she saw that her neighbor's beech tree was snapped in half and had come down in her front yard.

"That's a big tree," Acosta said. "What can I do?

Shingles were everywhere and a nearby shed looks like it was sliced in half by thick branches.

The glass from nearby cars were blown out by the weight of the tree. There were also major dents on the roof and the windshield. Two other vehicles could be barely seen because they were hidden under the dense leaves and branches. 

"The worst damage is with my daughter's car. She's mad about that," Acosta said.

The destruction was spread throughout Meriden. On Main Street, neighbors saw big trees bending, a white pine stood no chance. The winds cut it cleanly out of the ground and sent it toppling in to this pool.

"Looking a little bit closer, we saw the tree where it wasn't supposed to be and we realized, 'oh my God, there's a tree on the deck,'" Sue Ellen Rogers, of Meriden, said.

Many wanting to celebrate Independence Day on this stormy Fourth of July, but several will be cleaning up instead.

"We got somebody coming over right now to cleanup and see what the pool looks like, hopefully there's no damage there," Chris Rogers, of Meriden, said.

At the height of the storm, 19,000 customers were out of power. As of 12:30 p.m., there were 3,108 Connecticut Light & Power customers without power.

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