It was just around 6:30 Monday evening, when Kelly and George Belford were in their home on the Noyes Rd. in Limestone, finishing up supper. They had heard about the Severe Thunderstorm for their area, and even knew of the Tornado warning nearby in Ashland.

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Kelly says what happened next was surreal.

"We were watching the storm out the window, but moved away once the swirling happened. We moved to the center of the house... we were scared and weren't sure what was a safe place to be at that moment."

She said that the terrifying activity only lasted a few minutes, and then things calmed down.

Kelly Moulton Belford

" The wind and rain were very intense and seemed to be swirling. I've never seen anything like it. We heard a loud crash and once the wind and rain died down some about 5 minutes later we went outside to investigate."

Kelly Moulton Belford

Only when Kelly and George ventured outside, were they able to see just how much damage the passing weather event had created. Several trees on the property had been uprooted and knocked over.

Kelly Moulton Belford

"Once we realized the tree was on house and the power line had been ripped off the house we quickly called 911. We have 4 trees down on our property. 1.5 of them are on the roof."

Kelly Moulton Belford
Kelly Moulton Belford
Kelly Moulton Belford

While there's damage to the roof, and subsequently, damage to the ceiling inside of their home, these Rhode Island transplants are still happy to be living in Maine, and grateful to have survived this event.

Kelly Moulton Belford

"We've lived here 4 years. Never experienced anything like this except when living in Georgia, but it never hit us there...Damage can be repaired. Lives can't be replaced."

Unfortunately, in the Belford's case, homeowners won't cover much of the damage, so they've set up a gofundme link.

There were a handful of other spots in the Limestone area that sustained damage from the wild weather this week. You can check out some of the other photos on the Crown Of Maine Facebook page. We're still waiting for the National Weather Service to classify the event as an actual Tornado.

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