PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cleanup following Monday’s Nor’easter is taking place all throughout the region. Homeowners were out on Tuesday, picking up the pieces.
Strong winds sent a massive tree crashing into a home in Haddonfield. The homeowner said it occurred on Monday night around 7:00 p.m., as winds gusted at more than 60 mph. Incredibly Dave (who only wants to go by his first name) and his wife were inside the very room that the tree destroyed…their bedroom.READ MORE: Wilbin De-La-Rosa Arrested For Deadly Hit-And-Run In Kensington, Police Say
They said, while inside, they heard cracking and snapping and knew that something was about to hit. They ran out of the room with only seconds to spare.READ MORE: Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion To Headline Philadelphia's Made In America Festival
“We ran out of the bedroom. We saw the tree smash in the bedroom behind us. We got to the hallway. The entire roof caved in and we got to the edge of the stairs and the rest of the roof started caving in behind us and then we ran down the stairs,” Dave said. “100 percent lucky, definitely traumatized last night. Thankful that my wife and I are alive and we realized we had to get out when we did.”
There are homeowners in other parts of the region who will be dealing with a big cleanup following Monday’s storm. While the storm is gone, it certainly left its fingerprints behind.
Then, there are more harms that suffered major damage. Eyewitness News showed you a house in Aston, Delaware County. It was side-swiped by a fallen tree. Its owner, safe but gone, and now her home is condemned.