Storm moves through Delaware Valley in a flash but leaves its mark

Andrew Kramer
August 19, 2019 - 9:26 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you blinked, you may have missed that powerful storm that swept through the region Monday afternoon. Several people who spoke with KYW Newsradio described it as "a monsoon." 

Here's what others had to say. 

"It came in fast and was very windy. Lot's of rain, came and went," said one person. 

"It seemed like it came out of nowhere and once it did, the trees were all over the place," said another. 

In Manayunk, a massive tree toppled over on Levering Street, blocking the entire road. It landed on two cars, one of which belongs to Lindsey.

"I parked my car and before I could get out, a tree fell on it," she told KYW Newsradio. "The back windshield is shattered. It was all from the storm."

She said she is okay, but admitted she was in tears at one point.

The other car the tree fell on belongs to Tracy. Her roommate, Jackie Mooney, was outside taking pictures of the damage while KYW Newsradio was on the scene.

"The car is completely engulfed in a tree," she explained. "I think that it's probably totaled. If not, pretty close to it."

Mooney said her roommate also was not injured.

"(Tracy) is okay," she added. "She was working from home today, so she actually heard the tree fall and came out here and saw that her car was destroyed."

Manayunk residents said their power was out for hours, and thousands of outages were reported throughout the region.