Cranston homeowners cleanup after storm

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Cranston said they have stepped up overtime over the past few days – in the wake of Tuesday’s storm.

According to Cranston police, they’ve incurred $5,700 in overtime costs because of the storm.

The police chief told Eyewitness News that a police cruiser was extensively damaged in a flash flood — and the station was damaged by a power surge.

Meanwhile, homeowners continue to cleanup their properties following the strong macroburst. Pat McMahon had a massive tree uprooted in his yard, which left behind a huge hole in his lawn.

“I was ready to die. I said, ‘uh oh, we’ve got problems,'” McMahon told Eyewitness News. “It looks like a jungle — and a bomb blew up.”

The tree is red cherry. McMahon said a man has already offered to pay him for the wood.

“They sell it to people for cabinetry or furniture, or whatever. I told him ‘whoever’s got the best price, I want to get out of this cheap!'”

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