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A tornado reportedly touched down Tuesday in Harwich and South Yarmouth, as wind gusts reached up to 90 miles per hour, partially tearing the roof off a local motel and leaving thousands in the region without power when scores of trees and electrical lines came down, officials said.

See photos of the damage below.

Kenny Bassett checked on his friend's shed after the tornado that went through upended a tree and smashed in the roof.
Kenny Bassett checked on his friend's shed after the tornado that went through upended a tree and smashed in the roof. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Many trees have fallen on the property of the Brooks Academy Museum grounds, including a tree on the roof of the reconstructed Crowell Barn Museum.
Many trees have fallen on the property of the Brooks Academy Museum grounds, including a tree on the roof of the reconstructed Crowell Barn Museum. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Samuel Smith, 14, checked out the damage at the home of his grandmother E.J. Smith on Pleasant Street in Dennisport.
Samuel Smith, 14, checked out the damage at the home of his grandmother E.J. Smith on Pleasant Street in Dennisport. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Owen Cardosi, 16, of West Yarmouth looked at damage along Pleasant Street in Dennisport.
Owen Cardosi, 16, of West Yarmouth looked at damage along Pleasant Street in Dennisport. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Homeowner Joe McKenna surveyed a downed tree in his Lovers Lane front yard in Harwich.
Homeowner Joe McKenna surveyed a downed tree in his Lovers Lane front yard in Harwich.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A National Grid worker checked for gas leaks near a downed tree a day after a tornado went through.
A National Grid worker checked for gas leaks near a downed tree a day after a tornado went through.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Yarmouth firefighters searched for possible victims after the roof of a whole wing of the Cape Sands Inn was blown off.
Yarmouth firefighters searched for possible victims after the roof of a whole wing of the Cape Sands Inn was blown off.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Kailine Farah comforted her son, Joseph, as they stood outside. They were staying in one of the rooms that lost its roof but were down the street at the time of the tornado.
Kailine Farah comforted her son, Joseph, as they stood outside. They were staying in one of the rooms that lost its roof but were down the street at the time of the tornado.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A second-floor guest room had a damaged roof at the Cape Sands Inn.
A second-floor guest room had a damaged roof at the Cape Sands Inn.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A section of the rubber roofing sat in a tree in back of the motel.
A section of the rubber roofing sat in a tree in back of the motel. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Owner Bobby Khan reacted as he arrived to the scene of his motel.
Owner Bobby Khan reacted as he arrived to the scene of his motel.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Chris Richardson looked at the damage to his home on Pleasant Street in Dennisport.
Chris Richardson looked at the damage to his home on Pleasant Street in Dennisport. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Trees blocked Beriah Brooks Road in Harwich.
Trees blocked Beriah Brooks Road in Harwich.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Trees crashed into a home on Lovers Lane in Harwich.
Trees crashed into a home on Lovers Lane in Harwich.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A tree fell on a decoy museum in Harwich Center.
A tree fell on a decoy museum in Harwich Center.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The flag pole was split in half at the Harwich Historical Society Museum.
The flag pole was split in half at the Harwich Historical Society Museum.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A tree fell on a car parked at the Harwich Historical Society Museum.
A tree fell on a car parked at the Harwich Historical Society Museum. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Tree removers tried to get their chainsaw out of a cut on a tree they were removing from Forest Street in Harwich Center.
Tree removers tried to get their chainsaw out of a cut on a tree they were removing from Forest Street in Harwich Center. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Severe weather hit Cape Cod on Tuesday and knocked down trees.
Severe weather hit Cape Cod on Tuesday and knocked down trees.KB1QCQ-Tom Wruk Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotter
Guests packed up and started to leave the inn.
Guests packed up and started to leave the inn.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A Yarmouth police officer taped off the parking lot after the roof of a whole wing of the Cape Sands Inn was blown off.
A Yarmouth police officer taped off the parking lot after the roof of a whole wing of the Cape Sands Inn was blown off.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff