NEW MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Severe storms took down trees and flooded streets on Wednesday, and winds were even strong enough to flip a tractor trailer.
The widespread damage interrupted dinner in New Milford where a tree crashed into a house.READ MORE: Columbia Student Killed, Tourist Wounded In Stabbings Near Morningside Park; Suspect In Custody
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, a 50-foot tree was nearly covering the back of a home. It snapped in the middle of its trunk and landed near the back patio. The homeowner said an awning may have helped limit damage to the house.
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It happened around 9 p.m. when the wind was picking up. The homeowner said the tree made a hole that goes all the way through into the inside of the home.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Set To Be Released From Hospital
The family was having dinner when the storm picked up. They thought the crash was a large clap of thunder.
“I was having dinner and all of a sudden, boom boom boom boom, and it was like the sky falling and I said ‘thunder’ bigger than thundering noise, and I said, ‘Oh s**t the tree probably fell,'” Kevoik Kadehijan said.
The tree was planted a few years after the home was built in 1935. The homeowner said he was sad to see it go.MORE NEWS: NYC DOT Investigating Anti-Vaccine Ad At Bus Shelter In Brooklyn