Cleaning up from damaging storms

June 3, 2009 2:45:06 PM PDT
People in Delaware and New Jersey spent the day cleaning up from powerful storms that rolled through on Tuesday afternoon.67 mile per hour straight line winds caused half of a warehouse roof to collapse in New Castle, while the other half was ripped off and landed in the backyards of a development called Penn Acres South.

"It was like a rollercoaster, you know. It was shaking," said homeowner Selcek Efe. "I was thinking I was lucky. Wow, I couldn't believe it."

On Wednesday workers needed a heavy crane to dismantle what was left of the warehouse. A welder had to be hoisted to the top of the mangled rooftop so it's remnants could be cut away and hauled off.

In Pennsville, New Jersey, heavy equipement will also be needed to remove a tree that was uprooted by the storm.

"I have never seen winds like that before in this area," said George Hopman of Pennsville. "It was unreal."

The storm's effects were still felt at the Shue Medill Middle School in Newark, where students got out at 10:30 a.m. because of a power outage.

"The whole school was screaming and stuff. It was good," said Remel Fowl, 12.

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