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Microburst Confirmed In Taunton

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A microburst hit Taunton on Friday.

A microburst hit Taunton on Friday.

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TAUNTON (CBS) – The National Weather Service has preliminarily confirmed that that microburst hit part of Taunton during Friday’s storms.

Experts from the NWS conducted a storm survey on Saturday in an area around Tremont and Eldridge Streets in Taunton and determined a microburst that was about 600 feet wide did hit.

Read: Difference Between Microburst and Tornado

The high winds, estimated to be around 75 miles per hour, snapped branches and uprooted several trees.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports


A few homes and cars sustained damage.

Photo Gallery: Storm Photos 8/10

The same storm brought flooding, high winds, lightning strikes, and tornado across the state.

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