LYNN, Mass. (WHDH) -
Wild weather swept across Northern Mass. and Southern New Hampshire Thursday night, damaging buildings and knocking out power in what the National Weather Service is calling a microburst.
Winds overnight blew the roofs off buildings in an apartment complex in Waltham and caused tree limbs to come down across the state.
In Lynn, crews cleaned up the debris and workers from National Grid tended to power lines to get the power back on. About 30 calls of downed trees came in, with clean up said to have gone all night.
One of those trees came down on Doris Martinez's car.
"I saw the raining, I felt the heavy wind and the heavy rain," she said.
As of Friday afternoon, more than 13,000 customers are without power.
Similar situations played out across the state after heaving wind and rains picked up Thursday night.
Huge trees uprooted in Andover and Lawrence, narrowly missing nearby homes.
In Andover, one family said they went to the basement when they heard the storm coming.
"It was raining really hard and everything was like white and it was really windy and there were trees blowing,” Neha Chandra said.
Linda Holmes says she was inside the house in Lawrence when she heard the destruction.
"All of sudden the wind picked up and everything was blowing and we started seeing hail come down. Then all of a sudden there was this crash," she said.
One house in Methuen was not so lucky after a tree toppled and damaged some windows and doors.
"The trees were so bad on my neighbors you could only see the top part of her house," said Lynn Rowinsky of Methuen.
There is still plenty of concern in effected areas as Hurricane Arthur moves towards New England.
"That's why I'm afraid about this other tree here which is right on top of my house," said Rafael SanRoman of Lynn.
Many trees gone just one day later after an intensive clean up effort.
"It's kinda weird to hear a wood chipper at full blast at three in the morning but you know, they knew they had to clear these roads before they could get power service," Rowinsky said.