NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The skies in Hampshire County were much clearer than 24 hours ago. 22News is working for you to see how residents weathered the storm.
As the storm rolled into Hampshire County, so to, did reports of storm damage. Like on Crosby Street. A bolt of lightning struck the home’s chimney, damaging it and sending bricks tumbling from the roof and onto the top of an SUV parked in the driveway.
The bricks smashed the rear windshield and the heavy rain caused water damage inside. The homeowner told 22News since the lightning strike, some of her appliances have also stopped working. She’s been on the phone with the insurance company and repairmen all day.
“I saw that our chimney was gone. It was frightening and a little scary to know that lightning actually hit the house. You hear about it but you never hope that it happens to you,” said Dorthy Kelly.
There were also reports of downed wires and trees in Northampton, Williamsburg, Goshen and South Hadley. The damage was mostly minor and was cleaned up quickly.