Storm toppled trees damage house, car in West Bloomfield

Storm toppled trees damage house, car in West Bloomfield

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A storm Thursday morning toppled this tree into a house on Ivanhoe in West Bloomfield.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A storm Thursday morning toppled this tree into a house on Ivanhoe in West Bloomfield. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

"We couldn't get outside for about 15 minutes because it was raining so hard.  When we came out, this is what we found."

What Nancy Nemeth found was her in-laws' car crushed by a massive fallen tree.

"I heard a horrible, horrible noise.  I've never seen it blowing like that it my life."

Husband, Jeff, agrees it was the worse straight line winds they had ever seen in West Bloomfield.

"It was a huge gust, took two trees out," he said.

Meanwhile, over on Ivanhoe, "Power went out and I got up to set an alarm for the morning, and I went to the bathroom and, all of a sudden, everything started crashing in," said Julie May, describing her rude awakening as a goliath in bark crushed her house.

"The ceiling started caving in and I was screaming and my boyfriend got up, and then we tried to get out through the hallway and the ceiling from the hallway was on the floor and power was flickering on and off and we just grabbed our stuff real quick and got out."

May told us she didn't hear any warning sirens and stumbled out into the darkness with her boyfriend and Sid the Yorkie.  It was only after daylight came that she could see the wreckage.

"It was devastating to see a gigantic tree through the middle of the house, and when the fire department came, they let us in and that was worse."

Back over on Birch Harbor Lane, Nemeth's father-in-law was inspecting what is left of his Grand Marquis, probably thinking I come to visit and this happens.

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