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Second day of powerful storms leads to more cleanup efforts

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Tree removal crews were hard at work on Home Avenue in Middletown Friday morning. (WFSB photo) Tree removal crews were hard at work on Home Avenue in Middletown Friday morning. (WFSB photo)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Powerful storms brought yet another day of cleanup across the state.

The same week that a tornado touched down in North Haven, a vicious string of thunderstorms and lighting strikes resulted in widespread power outages, flooding and damage.

At the height of Thursday's storms, there were more than 12,000 Eversource customers without power. That number was reduced to about 730 as of 6:45 a.m. on Friday.

Middletown residents experienced a particularly nasty cell on Thursday night.

Woodrow Wilson Middle School's hallway was partially flooded during the downpours.

Mayor Dan Drew posted an image of it to his Facebook page.

In Glastonbury, ferocious lightning knocked out power to homes along Glazier Drive.

Elsewhere in town, fire crews were busy both Thursday night and Friday morning.

In Bolton, lightning sparked a fire at the Giglio Dairy Barn.

A golfer in Coventry said he narrowly missed being struck by lightning.

Eyewitnesses reported that he dropped to the ground and 911 was immediately called. He turned out to be ok.

Eversource, utility and tree removal crews around the state continued to hustle to get things cleaned up before the Friday morning rush.

See the scope of the damage here.

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