GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - October can be a rough month for storms in New England, and Monday nights wind and rain served as a reminder of that.
Leyden, Gill, and Shelburne were some of the hardest hit Monday night, losing power in some areas for several hours, but by the time morning came, tree and electrical crews had everything under control.
Wind and rain swept through Franklin County Monday evening reminding residents of damaging October storms in the past.
Leslie Hohengasser of Greenfield said, "Well we were very worried about it because the wind was so strong and we have huge maple trees in our yard."
Most residents 22News spoke with Tuesday said the storm left more leaves behind on the ground and a couple of large branches on the edges of their yard, but it's nothing significant in comparison to other years.
Many people still remember the devastating Halloween snow storm two years ago that brought down trees and power lines up and down the eastern seaboard that left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark.
"That was pretty bad right there. We did lose power. We lost power for like five days. Luckily on that particular storm, my mothers house up on Monson Street had electricity," said James Fowler of Greenfield
Golfers over at the Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill Tuesday said that they consider themselves lucky; Monday’s storm only caused minimal damage.
Dick West of Greenfield told 22News, "Out here we just got a lot of leaves to contend with trying to find our balls, but if we hit them straight down the fairway we would be okay but we don't do that too often."
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