HARWICH – It was a wild night as Cape Codders began receiving emergency alerts advising them to take cover, preferably in the basement of their homes.
At about 9:45 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Barnstable County.
TV news meteorologists immediately began highlighting the most concerning warning area as being in the vicinity of the Mid-Cape, with a line of hazardous thunderstorms crossing the region toward the outer Cape…
There were lightning strikes, with the Sandwich FD and other departments responding to a possible structure fire on Viking Lane… and then later, Sandwich Firefighters also investigated another possible lightning strike and structure fire on Moon Compass Lane.
Strong winds took their toll, knocking down trees and branches across the Cape, with the most damage seemingly occurring in a relatively small section of Harwich, surrounding Main Street in the area of Route 124, in what some suspect as being some sort of “Microburst.”
Several Harwich roadways were blocked by fallen limbs, eventually needing to be reopened with the assistance of heavy equipment from the department of public works.
The following HN Video begins with the cleanup efforts in Harwich, including the scene of a tree brushing up against a house at 47 Pleasant Lake Ave…
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