By Christina Hager

BOSTON (CBS) – Parts of New England were under a tornado watch or warning for most of the day.

The storm left roadways washed out and covered in water in New Hampshire. Power was knocked to a few thousand customers.

Sullivan and Keene were hit the hardest.

The National Weather Service reported golf ball-sized hail in several communities. There was a brief tornado watch just north of Keene, but that expired at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday night’s rain was more than a hassle for some residents in Keene.

“It’s like trying to save a sinking ship,” said a homeowner pumping water out of his basement on Colonial Drive.

Cars were abandoned on flooded out streets, and basements were full of water.

Fire crews spent the evening cruising through neighborhoods, clearing drains and moving the water out.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager contributed to this report.


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