Residents of Livingston and Ontario Counties speak about tree-toppling storm

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LIVONIA, N.Y. (WHEC) – Many have said that the storm that passed through on Thursday is one that they have never experienced—and will never forget.

East Lake Road in Livonia is one of many huge tree trunks that were blown down by this storm. News10NBC’s Stephanie Duprey and Alex Bielfeld were on the scene to talk with those affected by this destructive storm.

"We were in the house and I told them to get down the basement. I’ve never seen anything like it. We had a little baby in the house and trees just ripping out of the ground," said Dylan Szczesniak a Livonia resident.

Casey O’Connor and Dylan Szczesniak were blown away by the timeline of this storm.

"We’ve had thunderstorms and stuff like that and I don’t know if there’s a tornado or not and it was just crazy," said O’Connor.

Szczesniak had multiple large trees down in his yard on stone hill road—he walked us down to the edge of his property where this tree uprooted and toppled over.

"It was like a freight train at first and all I heard was snap – snap – snap."

About a mile down on east lake road, this massive tree that fell on O’Connor’s property—tangled in power lines—missing the house by inches.

"I don’t know how long it’s been here, but yeah look at that, the mailbox is right there.

As we’ve been reporting, damaging winds swept through the Livonia area—and nowhere is that more evident than in this video sent to us by Kaci. She took this right off her porch as the storm came rolling in.

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