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Hail, wind and flooding hit hard in a number of counties across our region Tuesday.

"Well, I was actually down back working. My wife hollered at me and says, 'Get in here!' She says, 'There is a tornado coming.' So I went in the house, and all of a sudden, it began to hail, and it began to get bigger and bigger the hail did,” said Everett Delphia of Bridport.

Eerie skies and dark clouds brought serious weather to Addison and Rutland counties Tuesday afternoon.

Golf ball-sized hail in Bridport sent some heading for cover as wind blew over trees, roofs and even campers.

"The wind blew so hard that it tore my camper over, and then it hit my horse barn,” explained Emma Welch of Bridport.

The spring storm lasted just 10 minutes in most spots, but it caused plenty of damage.

"It blew screens off of the house, put them out in the lawn. It blew part of our barn wall down. It took off some of the roofing on a larger barn,” said Bernadette Lourie of Bridport.

At the Blue Spruce Farm, the roof blew off one barn and a wall was uplifted from another.

As the storm rolled into Rutland, all eyes were on the water as flash flooding washed through streets, soaking cars and causing several closures.

"Yes, we shut down West Street, Merchants Row, Strongs Ave, and Roy Street," Rutland Deputy Fire Chief Brad LaFaso said.

There was no confirmation of any tornadoes associated with the storm, and no injuries were reported, just a lot of cleanup left for Wednesday.

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