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Tree Falls Onto Long Island Home During Flash Storm

A tree is removed from a house - Patchogue, NY - Aug 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

A tree is removed from a house – Patchogue, NY – Aug 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

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PATCHOGUE, NY (WCBS 880) - Thursday night’s thunder, lightning, and harsh winds were too much for a large tree outside a home on North Summit Drive in Patchogue, Long Island.

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“About 10 o’clock last night, winds started blowing, lost power. I thought just the transformer blew, but it turned out the tree fell on the house, ripped down the electrical wires,” said the homeowner. “I didn’t even realize something fell… It was so windy and you heard hail. I didn’t know a tree came down until I went to go out the front door and I couldn’t open the front door.”

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Nobody was hurt. There roof of the home suffered minor damage.

More severe weather is possible later today.