Storm follows tornado's path in Delaware

June 13, 2013 2:53:40 PM PDT
Cleanup is just getting under way in the Robscott Manor neighborhood of Newark after that confirmed tornado hit Monday.

So more severe weather was the last thing neighbors wanted to see, but that didn't stop the rain and wind from coming again Thursday morning.

Downed trees and tarp-covered roofs can be seen on several blocks in Robscott Manor.

More than a half-dozen homes have been deemed uninhabitable, due to structural damage after Monday's tornado and many more remain without power.

A neighbor's tree came crashing through Jim and Sherry Hess's kitchen Monday, while she hid in an upstairs closet.

The last thing they wanted to see this morning was the wind kicking up and rain falling down once again.

"We weren't looking forward to today by any stretch of the imagination; we just didn't want any more damage than what's already done," Jim Hess said.

"We were outside talking and then I went upstairs as the wind picked up. I could see the trees moving. I closed the windows again. It was d?j? vu, all over again," Sherry Hess said.

Fortunately for the Hesses, tarps kept most of this morning's rain outside, but for some of their neighbors, whose homes were more seriously damaged, the additional rain just added to the mess.

The tree that fell on one house took out the living and dining rooms along with damaging two cars.

But Robscott Manor wasn't the only place hit by today's round of severe weather.

In Hockessin, trees were knocked onto homes and power lines and it was a similar scene in Bellefonte, where a tree was uprooted, falling onto the Savages' house.

"I was upstairs closing some of the windows when I just heard this really, really loud bang. I ran downstairs. It sounded like a door slamming really loudly. When I walked out to the dining room, I saw through the window that the tree fell on our house," Ethan Savage said.

Clearly, there's a lot of work to be done. Some of neighbors have been told to expect to be out of their homes for up to six months.

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