Storm floods roads, knocks tree down near Del. home

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Tree falls near Wilmington home. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on August 2, 2017. (WPVI)

Wednesday's severe weather caused flooding across the Delaware Valley and scary moments for a woman in Wilmington.

Britney Friend was home when a tree came crashing down on the 200 block of Atkins Avenue.

The massive tree landed alongside her Wilmington home, and while some branches landed on the roof, the real damage came from the trunk.

"I heard this big kaboom. 'It can't be my house.' I come out and there are just trees from one end to another. I saw my car, I was like, 'It had to miss it.' But it hit the whole back end of my car," Friend said.

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Friend says the tree that fell also brought down part of her fence.

She says the tree is just one of several of her neighbor's trees that came down during the storm.

The slow-moving downpours caused flooding in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia. Standing water blocked the area of Sweetbriar and Lansdowne drives.
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Street flooding in Fairmount Park. Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on August 2, 2017.



It was a similar scene along Route 70 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Some motorists were even driving on the grassy median to avoid standing water.

On Wednesday night, lightning lit up the skies with hundreds of strikes recorded by StormTracker 6 Live.

And our Sky6 camera captured a handful of bolts over the Center City skyline, as well.

It was the sound of popping power lines in Upper Dublin after a tree branch came down and took out a wire or transformer.

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Storm's impact on region. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on August 2, 2017.


An Action News viewer who recorded video of the incident says her neighbors got out safely.
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