Updated: 07/09/2014 5:23 PM
Created: 07/09/2014 4:57 PM WHEC.com
By: Josh Nichols
Honeoye Falls saw widespread damage from Tuesday’s storm. The vicious winds downed trees and tore down power lines. It left many wondering just what it was that ripped through the village Tuesday.
Glenn Clark said, “It was so loud that they didn’t know until after the storm had passed that the trees had landed on the house.”
That’s how Glenn Clark described Tuesday night’s thunderstorm, which ripped across the village of Honeoye Falls. The storm tore limbs, uprooted whole trees and toppled power lines. The devastation is not confined to just one street. Utility crews and tree removal specialists worked hard all day trying to restore power and cleanup. It is a lot of work for a storm that lasted only a short time.
Wendy Horn said, “I put my kids down and I walked to the side and saw that my car was impaled by the tree. I really couldn't see the car. The other maple tree was down and the lines were down. It was just a disaster area. I don’t remember it being that long. It had to be five minutes. Five minutes and it was gone.”
Five minutes that the village of Honeoye Falls won’t soon forget.
Eight of the last ten Tuesdays have at least brought rain, if not, terrible thunderstorms. There is no explanation for that, except for pure chance.