Trees crush cars, homes in Levittown, Pa.

October 30, 2012 8:42:54 PM PDT
Tree after tree came toppling down in Levittown, Pa. as Sandy hit on Monday night crushing homes and cars.

In the Thornridge section, roads were blocked past splintered homes and mangled vehicles.

"It was pretty nuts. I've never been that scared before, to tell you the truth," said Chris Heintz.

Heintz was talking about a one hour stretch during the height of the storm when tree after tree came down.

One of the cars crushed belong to Sue Mirsch's daughter.

"We were standing in front of my brother-in-law's house, watching the tree fall down on my daughter's car, which is completely devastated. I've never seen anything like this in this area. It's mind-blowing," Mirsch said.

Neighbors were left wondering why they were the recipients of an added sucker-punch from Hurricane Sandy.

They're also wondering how nobody was injured, after a night of pure chaos.

"It was like a domino effect. One tree after another kept falling and falling. Thank God everybody got out and everybody's safe," said Steve DiSangro.

"It's something I've never seen before in my 25 years up here. I've never seen anything like it."

Meanwhile, four trees were knocked down at Jean Waltman's home in the Thornridge section.

Family and friends are helping clear the damage from her home.

The carport collapsed on her minivan and another tree collapsed on her family's other car.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and emergency management officials told Action News the best thing they can use right now is manpower, including neighbors who have their own chainsaws helping each other out.

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