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Cleanup continues after powerful storms

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AGAWAM, MA (WSHM/AP) -

Residents in Agawam and surrounding communities continue to clean up after powerful storms moved through the area Monday afternoon.

National Weather Service officials said Monday that the high winds that caused damage in the area were from a microburst, not a tornado.

Officials said no injuries or significant structural damage was reported.

The straight-line wind was estimated to be at least 80 mph and in a 100-yard wide path about 1.5 miles long. A few houses were damaged by fallen trees in one area near Harvey Johnson Boulevard, and more than 40 trees were uprooted near Meadow Street, damaging about a dozen vehicles.

Several tornado warnings were issued in northeastern Massachusetts, but no major damage was reported or tornadoes confirmed.

Intense rainfall that accompanied the fast-moving storms led to street flooding in several cities and towns across the state.

CBS 3 Springfield reporter Bill Rapp is gathering more information about the damage and will bring you a live report starting at 4 p.m.

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