WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - There were some frightening moments Thursday morning when a tree came crashing down into a home in West Bloomfield.
Strong storms ripped the tree from its roots and it sliced a home in two, which is located on Ivanhoe Street. The sounds frightened the homeowner Julie May and her boyfriend Jay McKenzie.
“I was getting out of the bathroom and I just heard crashing through the ceiling… just nonstop,” said May.
May and McKenzie could not believe what happened next. “I mean you hear this stuff all the time you know on the news,” said McKenzie. “That it sounded like a train but that’s what it sounded like when it came down. Then I just heard her screaming I got up went down the hallway and said let’s just go.”
“I was trying to get out through the hallway and the ceiling hallway was all falling down,” said May. “I tried to grab a purse and everything was just crushed.”
May told 7 Action News she just had her kitchen redone not too long ago. While no one was hurt, both are shaken up about what took place. “I’ll tell you what. It was like a nightmare,” said Mckenzie. “After it happened it was raining so hard you couldn’t see anything either and power is going off. It was pretty scary.”
“I’m a bit in shock it’s pretty devastating,” said May. “I don’t know what to do to be honest. I’m beside myself.”
A tree-cutting company is clearing the mess today.
Strong storms from Wednesday evening and Thursday morning are responsible for damage all across metro Detroit.
Many people are dealing with fallen trees, flooded streets and power outages
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