The Latest: First a ‘kaboom,’ then everything goes dark

Brookline, Massachusetts, resident Helene Dunlap says she heard a loud “kaboom” in the middle of the night at the height of the storm and the power went out. She went outside hours later to find a large tree had fallen on the home just steps from hers.

She is among more than 1.2 million customers who lost power as a severe storm swept through the Northeast early Monday. Hundreds of schools across New England are closed.

Kathleen Buccheri, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, lost power and couldn’t make coffee Monday.

In Malden, Massachusetts, Mark Guenard says two large red oak trees across the street from his house were uprooted and cracked his concrete steps and damaged a stone retaining wall. They also flattened the roof of a neighbor’s car.