Residents Assessing Damage In Voorhees After Sever Storms Pummel Region

National Weather Service Says Not The Result Of A Tornado

By Steve Patterson

VOORHEES, NJ (CBS) – Residents of Voorhees, New Jersey are assessing the damage left behind from a strong line of thunderstorms that rolled through the area late Monday night. Homeowners and cleanup crews are using what small window of calm daylight they have before the more severe weather strikes.

“I was just shocked. It looks like a tornado hit us,” SAID Sarah Lindauer WHO was home with her small child when the storm hit.

“I was listening to see if my daughter was crying, she was,” said Lindauer. “When I went up the stairs you could hear wind just rushing through my hallway – I knew that was a bad sign.”

Strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees sending branches flying, debris tumbling and power lines collapsing.

“There was lightning striking all around us. Everywhere. We were literally in the eye of the storm,” said Lindauer.

Despite a destructive night that damaged at least 10 homes in the South Jersey neighborhood, no injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service surveyed the area and determined the storm was not the result of a tornado.

More severe weather is expected throughout the day. CLICK HERE for the latest forecast and live radar.

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