Sodus residents cleanup from Tuesday's storms

Updated: 07/09/2014 5:36 PM
Created: 07/09/2014 5:33 PM WHEC.com
By: Jennifer Mobilia

The storm brought down trees and took out power lines in Wayne County. On Route 88 in Sodus, 12 trees were uprooted. About a quarter of a mile away, a barn was completely blown to pieces.

Joan Pritchard lives across the street from where the barn used to sit on Route 88 in Sodus. She says Tuesday night’s storm was nothing like she has ever seen before.

Joan Pritchard said, “I thought it was a tornado. That is what it sounded like to me. We saw the storm coming and then we heard a roar like a freight train roar.”

Pritchard says she watched as her neighbor’s barn was blown across the street in pieces into a field. Pritchard says she knows she should have gone to her basement for safety, but says she didn't have time.  

Pritchard said, “No, we didn't have time. It was that fast. I just was mesmerized by the fact that his barn was blowing by my window and I just stood there.”

Pritchard says the storm only lasted for about two minutes, but says those two minutes were pretty scary.

Pritchard said, “I was surprised that none of this stuff came through the windows. That is what I was thinking. But then it was done. By the time I was that scared, it was over.”

News10NBC Hometown Weather Expert Meteorologist Josh Nichols says the damage could be the result of a micro burst or a weak tornado, but we are still waiting for the official word from the National Weather Service.  

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