Updated: 07/08/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 07/08/2014 7:58 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams
A nasty storm rolled through our area Tuesday evening. It was quick, but it hit hard, leaving behind lots of damage. The storm is also to blame for thousands of power outages.
Honeoye Falls was one of the hardest hit areas and some residents are wondering if it could have been a tornado.
Stephanie Ashenfelder said, “We saw our neighbors, their car was hit with a tree. We saw our neighbor’s playground was hit with a tree and we said, ‘oh poor neighbors, this is horrible for them.’”
Stephanie Ashenfelder watched the storm from the back of her house. When it ended and she walked out on her back porch, she had no clue that the most of the damage had happened right in her back yard.
Ashenfelder said, “The whole event was kind of loud, but nothing that would cue you in that something like that was out in front of your house.”
Daisie Stanley said, “It is just a mess. The storm was less than two minutes. Nature is crazy.”
Daisie Stanley was working in her garden when the threat of the storm prompted her to go inside.
Stanley said, “The trees were shaking. These are poplar trees and they tend to be softer. We have maple trees out back that were sideways over the house. We heard a crack and the lightning hit that one over there.”
Crews will be working through the night to restore power to the area. Wednesday will be a long day of cleanup across the village.