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Vermonters survey the damage after hail pummels parts of state

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CORNWALL, Vt. - It was hail, wind and flash flooding that blew through Addison and Rutland counties Tuesday. It prompted fears that a tornado touched down. But it turns out it was actually a large supercell that left a host of damage in its wake.

In Cornwall at the home of Larry Lussier, two trees fell over; one damaged his house. And Lussier says it wasn't just trees that were blown over by the storm, he was blown over as well.

"My grill was setting right back there, and it was sitting right next to that refrigerator. I rolled it all the way back, and when I turned my back, I got about here. I wound up over there by that red chair. Without walking down these steps, I would up right in here, and then I just crawled on my hands and knees because I heard the tree crack. Boy, it scared the devil out of me," Lussier said.

Back in Bridport, Everett Delphia tried to protect his car from getting damaged from the large hail falling from the sky.

"My car was left out so I run out and put a big tin bucket over my head. And run out and put my car in so it wouldn't dent it," Delphia said.

The storm lasted just 5-10 minutes in most areas, but trees were blown over, roofs torn off and campers blown into barns.

The 2-inch-sized hail caused the most damage in Bridport, with several residents reporting extensive damage to their cars.

Later, as the storm rolled into Rutland, all eyes were on the flash flooding that closed several streets.

The National Weather Service confirmed there was no tornado associated with the storm, but residents are still left with a lot of cleanup.

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