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Photos: Readers share damage from Monday’s storm

High winds and torrential rain from a powerful storm on Monday caused three deaths, widespread damage, and left many homes without power across the state.

A large tree limb broke off and fell in a backyard in Arlington. Alex Svenson/

A powerful storm ravaged Massachusetts and neighboring states on Monday, causing at least three deaths and widespread damage to homes, cars, and businesses.


The storm, which was reminiscent of a New England summer storm, struck the region from the south amid unseasonably warm temperatures just a week before Christmas.

Wind gusts over 70 mph were reported in some parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service in Boston/Norton. These winds were strong enough to uproot large trees and topple telephone poles and traffic signals.

The National Weather Service also saw nearly five inches of rain in parts of the state, prompting them them to issue a severe storm warning due to the increased risk of flooding rivers and coastal flooding.


Greater Boston, the South Shore and the North Shore of Massachusetts were hit particularly hard, with over 120,000 homes losing power, mostly in Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth counties.

We asked readers to send us their photos of the storm and its aftermath of damage it left in communities across the state.

Here are some of their submissions.

Downed tree at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland. – Juan R., Ashland
Uprooted tree at Ackers Ave and Loveland Rd in Brookline. – Peter B., Brookline
Damage to trees in Norwell after a powerful wind gust took out their upper halves and the nearby power lines. – Cody D., Norwell
Damage to a shed in Lexington after it was hit my a falling tree limb. – Ethan W., Lexington
Downed power lines causes power outage in North Andover. – Matt G., North Andover
Downed tree blocks road in Wellesley. – Monika, Wellesley