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Western Mass counties feel the punch from heavy storms

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GREENFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

It was 24 hours of wild weather as a line of severe storms came rolling through Western Mass Monday.

It all started early in the morning, giving some residents like Kim Tougas and her dog Soldier a rude wakeup call.

"My little puppy here woke me up at 7:30 this morning with a big bang. He got scared, and I got scared," said Tougas.  

The storms left behind downed trees and power lines.

"When you look into my backyard, there's trees down and whatnot," said Tougas.  

Electric companies had their jobs cut out for them as they tried to restore power while keeping up with the fast-moving storms.

Several streets and roads were shut down as clogged sewers and drains caused flooding, including Arch Street in Greenfield.

Beborah Rossman has lived there for 13 years and said it has become prone to flooding any time heavy rain comes through.

"Water just rushes down the road goes right over the drains. This will fill up and it will actually come up pretty high," said Rossman. 

She said it can be frustrating at times, but she and her fellow neighbors make the best out of it.

"The kids came down with all their swimming gear and jump in like it's a lake," explained Rossman.  

Not all the activity was isolated to Franklin County.

Part of Hampshire and Hampden counties also got their fair share from these storms.

There were more reports of transformers being blown and wires ripped to the ground in cities and towns around Northampton.

At one point, a tornado warning was issued for Brimfield.

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