WESTFIELD, NJ — Crews are cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm toppled trees on Lenox Avenue and Prospect Street Sunday evening.
Nobody was injured during the storm, but a home on Lenox Avenue was deemed uninhabitable after a tree fell on the house, acting Fire Chief Anthony Tiller said.
“A large tree fell on the right side of the structure and did significant damage to the home,” Tiller said. “We had to evacuate the residents out of the home and secure the structure.”
Workers had brought in a crane and were preparing the tree for removal from the home Monday morning.
Police Chief Chris Battiloro said the incident in the 400 block of Lenox Avenue was the evening’s most significant, with damage done to the second and third floors of the home.
“There were no injuries, and the home has been vacated,” Battiloro said.
Tiller said a large tree also fell toward an apartment building at 260 Prospect St. causing minor damage to the side of the building. And reports of numerous branches caught on wires kept first responders busy during the evening, he said.
The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night, advising of 60 mph wind gusts.
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