By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Wind gusts as strong as a tropical storm battered parts of the State yesterday, as a record-breaking bomb cyclone knocked out power, downed trees, sparked fires, and disrupted travel across the region. A bomb cyclone is a storm that earns its name by strengthing greatly through rapid pressure drops in a short period of time. The system broke low-pressure records for October in Boston the storm also dropped more than three inches of rain in some parts of Massachusetts but it was the wind that left behind punishing damage. Consistent gusts between 40 to 50 mph were felt yesterday in most areas, while gusts reached tropical storm strength along the coast and the Cape. This morning there are about 70,000 customers without power across the state in the My-FM listening area Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland, that area has about 100 customers without electricity. Hopkinton had a tree on wires on West Elm Street Holliston had trees and wires that fell on an unoccupied car on Washington Street near Locust Street closing the road. In Milford a tree and wires down on Maddon Avenue a utility pole was snapped on Haven Street a tree branch on live power lines caught fire also Highland and West Streets had wires down yesterday while in Franklin a huge tree appeared in danger of falling, on Partridge Street near Maple Street and with police on scene, the tree fell across the road just missing the police cruiser and closing the road.