‘Trees fell like dominoes’: Storm leaves house damaged, wires down in Wappingers Falls

Roads all around the area were blocked with debris and a tree even fell on one house.

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2021, 10:11 AM

Updated 1,089 days ago

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Downed trees and wires were left in Wappingers Falls following Wednesday’s wet, stormy weather.
A microburst of wind gusts of around 60 mph had residents surprised.
Roads all around the area were blocked with debris and a tree even fell on one house.
The owners of the house, the Acree family, tell News 12 that it seemed like a normal summer storm and then it just went haywire.
“The trees fell like dominoes,” they say. “There’s one in the lake, one on the house, one right after each other.”
A transformer was taken down on Mesier Avenue during the storm, which was heard by neighbor Matthew Giancarlo.
“All of a sudden, ‘Bang,’” Giancarlo says. “The transformer must have popped; it fell on the ground, and it was all hell breaking loose.”
More than 1,500 were left without power for a time.
There were no reports of any injuries.  


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