MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Milford was one of the hardest hit areas after Tuesday's storm. Crews were working throughout the Wednesday morning to try to get power restored.
The only light in some Milford neighborhoods came from emergency crews as over 3,000 residents were without power. Even as rain poured down Tuesday night, electric crews started to work.
"It was windy very windy. Very windy," resident Mary Hoyt said.
Crews worked through the early hours and even saw the sun rise.
Many residents were without power, but not the Hoyts.
"It's been a blessing really. If you can afford to put gas in it," William Hoyt said about his generator. "Last year, we used it for what four days."
"No one else had one," Mary said. "We felt bad, we offered showers for everyone on the street."
"So your generous with your electricity," asked News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
"Oh yeah," she replied. "You have to be."
Crews spent hours trying to get the power back on after power lines came crashing down, but Wednesday morning neighbors were tackling a different problem, the debris.
"What is annoying is cleaning the yard, that's going to be annoying," William said.
They might be the only ones with power, but they're not alone with a messy yard.
The storm left seven trees down in Milford, and numerous branches scattered across town. The town will have to clean up clogged storm drains.
However, instead of picking up debris, the Hoyts would rather be picking up their great grandchildren.
"We have 17 great grandchildren and 15 grandchildren, so that's why we keep the big house," Mary said.
"Are any of them going to come over and help with the debris," Simoni asked.
"No, he usually does it," Mary said about her husband.
William says the job will be easy, but the storm left him thinking about taking on a bigger job, cutting down a rotting tree.
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