By CBS3 Staff

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Monday night’s storms packed quite a punch. A Delaware woman says she’s lucky to be alive after wild winds knocked a tree onto her home.

Barbara Morris lives in on Squirrel Lane in the Elan of Huntingdon Hills neighborhood in Newark and she says she was trapped in her kitchen by that fallen tree.

READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say

Morris says she was on the deck barbequing when she heard an enormous boom.

“Got in just inside the door when the ceiling came down on me, the tree came down on the deck, wiped out the deck and I was pinned under the ceiling. It just pushed me down like this right on top of my head,” Morris said.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy

 

Morris was taken to the hospital and was released Tuesday.

MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say

She says the kitchen had just been remodeled.