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Storm devastates Hamden; town trying to regroup

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- - Power lines were snapped in half, cutting electricity to thousands of families. Trees were uprooted right out of the Earth, and first responders were working around the clock.

Chris Borzillo lives on a devastated Douglas Road.

"We have trees down in our yard. Neighbors have trees in their homes. We have one in our house, one in our car. Trees are just snapped in half," he said. 

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"My wife was in her car. She said she could see a tornado and pulled into a driveway and a tree went right down right behind her."

Dozens of roads were still closed, littered with hundred-year-old trees and snapped wires. Shepard Avenue and Still Hill Road were just some of the streets devastated.

"It's hard to fathom all of the work that still needs to be done. The trees are actually laying on power lines all the way down to the ground," said Jimmy Apuzzo.

Utility crews were replacing transformers and entire poles were split and taken down in the wicked winds.

Concerned neighbors checked in on one another and lent a helping hand.

"I'd be worried about the elderly people and the baby down the street, God forbid they need to get out,' 

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