Severe Storms Ripped Roof Off Camden Apartment Complex, Brought Down Dozens Of Trees In South Philly – CBS Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Residents across the region are cleaning up after powerful storms moved in during the overnight hours. In Camden, New Jersey, powerful winds ripped part of an apartment complex’s roof off, and in South Philadelphia, dozens of trees were brought down, with some even on top of cars.

There were no immediate reports of any twisters touching down. A wind advisory remains in effect for the whole region until 10 p.m. Monday.

In Camden, 27 residents of the “All American Gardens” apartments on the 2000 block of South 8th Street were forced from their homes when high winds tore the roof off at about 5 a.m.

“I lost everything in my living room,” said resident Jen Rosado.

About 15 units were damaged during the storm.

“The AC started busting out the windows,” said resident Alexander Henriquez. “Everything started collapsing out of nowhere.”

Residents were bused to Malandra Community Hall where the Red Cross is offering assistance, but Joe Caruso, the building’s owner, is exploring options for tenants.

“We are looking for other sites we can move them into,” said Caruso.

There were no reported injuries.

The storm knocked down a utility pole on South 24th Street in South Philadelphia, causing the power to go out for nearby businesses.

Just blocks away, a tree fell onto a car on Mifflin and South Mole Streets.

In Northern Liberties, the storm uprooted a tree.

The weather also disrupted rail service in the region and caused some delays at airports.

At Philadelphia International Airport, winds reached more than 60 mph, early Monday morning. A Facebook post from “Spun Compass,” shows wind and rain just outside a window of a plane on the tarmac.

 

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2019-04-15 16:15:00

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