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Residents clean up after violent storm rocks the Finger Lakes (video)

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  • Rebecca Swift 

Daryl Marshall and his family got right to work after a violent storm damaged his barn in the Town of Richmond Thursday.

“It blew the roof off the back shed and as you can see put it in the neighbor’s field,” Marshall said.

Homeowners are surveying storm damage (video)

Chimney falls into house in the Town of Richmond

Marshall is dealing with other issues on his property.

“We had a chimney blow over on the house, it damaged that.  There’s tree damage, it’s not pleasurable.”

He’s not the only one who’s in clean-up mode today. Around the corner in Bloomfield, Kathy Kaiser is raking up her yard. She was home with her husband and their dog when the storm hit.

“Hail, rain and wind,” Kaiser described. “It lasted maybe 15 minutes. We were watching out the windows.  It was scary.”

Wires are down in front of her house and she’s surveying the damage.

“There’s willow trees down in front of our pond, those are completely destroyed,” Kaiser said. “Pine trees, neighbors lost a branch which is what took out the power so here we are.”

Homes throughout the Finger Lakes lost power

The damage could also be seen throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. As of this morning, according to NYSEG, 438 were still out of power in Ontario County.

For now, Marshall has his work cut out for him.

“There’s a lot of work to do here,” Marshall said.  “We have to rebuild the barn we have to rebuild a section of the house.  We got tree removal, I don’t know if my wagon is shot.  We’re supposed to be starting hay and it’s just one thing after another.”