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Cleanup continues for areas hardest hit by Monday's storms

June 19, 2018 02:28 PM

Crews were continuing to clean up in parts of the Capital Region affected by Monday's storms.

One hard-hit area was Saratoga. The Department of Public Works was out with heavy machinery, trying to clear fallen trees and limbs. NewsChannel 13 also came across a home that lost some of its bricks.

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For Matt Couch and his mom, Dorene, it's going to take a little while to get back to normal. A massive tree crushed their car and a brand new car of their neighbors – a Toyota Prius with just 450 miles on it. That car was only bought three weeks ago.

"The sky got very dark, the wind picked up, it was incredible," said Dorene. "It lasted, I would say, 90 seconds or so. I didn't hear a thing, but we knew that there was a lot of swirling."

"It blew for only 10 or 15 seconds, but it was like a fighter jet was parked in the driveway. Rain went sideways, unbelievable speed. I heard glass break, went out and looked and this was my view," said Kurt Kimmel of Saratoga Springs, as he gestured towards a fallen tree.

"Nobody got hurt. The car is replaceable. My neighbor's car is replaceable," said Matt. "It's all stuff that's material. It can be replaced."

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