February 15, 2015
The winds, which have reached speeds over 50 miles per hour, were responsible for uprooting a large tree and sending it on top of the home, splitting the house in half.
The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Spruce Street.
According to 6 ABC, homeowner John Quigley was sleeping when it happened, and his wife had to be rescued by responders. The tree also damaged the family's car.
The family member who first discovered the destroyed home told CBS 3 that he expected the worse for his daughter and grandchildren when he first arrived:
“Opening that door was horrifying. It was horrifying. I was expecting some death. I thought I lost my grandchildren to be quite honest. I thought my grandson was dead because when I first got in there he wasn’t making a sound. I could see him coming out through branches and I grabbed him and picked him up and got him outside.”
The four family members only suffered minor cuts and bruises. Police say the tree was simply too old and couldn't handle the gusts.