Destructive weather pounds Rockland County

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High winds and heavy rains pounded Rockland, leaving a path of destruction across the county.

An 80-foot pine tree came crashing down in Nyack and took out about five utility poles and four transformers. One pole landed on a SUV, igniting the transformer. The driver got out of his car to safety before the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.

Hundreds of trees came down, including one that landed on a house in Montebello. Orange and Rockland counties are reporting 12,000 homes without power. Crews are spread out throughout the county trying to clean up the mess and restore power.

To see how the storm affected Orange County click here.

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