Tree Crashes Into Naugatuck Home as Storm Sweeps Region

Dark clouds and heavy rain pummel Naugatuck.

A tree crashed into a Hillside Avenue home Thursday evening during a massive storm that swept through the borough Thursday evening.

No one was injured, however the tree remains on the roof of the 386 Hillside Ave. home. Samantha Ward, daughter of homeowner Cathy Young-Ward, said she was inside when the tree landed on the roof.

Ward said she went upstairs to a second floor porch to make a phone call toward the back of the house. At that time, the tree landed on the side of the house and forced the couch to fly across the room, she said.

Ward noted she was sitting on the couch just minutes before.

Patch will post a video of this event within the coming hours.

Also, wires went down on Horton Hill Road, forcing several around the area to lose power. Fire Chief Kenneth Hanks said Thursday evening that Connecticut Light & Power was on its way to fix the damage.

Hanks said there were no injuries or other major incidents.

Check back later for updates.

Terri Takacs June 09, 2011 at 10:15 PM
The fire department left Pond Street a short time ago to relieve clogged gutters. There was the loudest crash of thunder/lightening striking that I have ever heard during the storm coming from the Rubber Ave/Pond intersection, praying no one was hurt.
Kissfan73 June 09, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Lighting struck a tree next to our house and split it sending two foot long splinters scattered everywhere. I don't know where the bulk of the tree went, but when this passes I will head out. When the strike hit, you literally heard it go through the whole house. The main fuse box made a huge pop and a god awful buzzing noise. We didn't lose power, and more importantly didn't get a tree into the house. The tree that was hit is no more than 15 feet from the house and maybe 100 feet tall. Whew!!
Ken Hanks June 10, 2011 at 01:20 AM
Terri: No injuries. Two homes hit by falling trees, some power lines down, street flooding in a few areas, and one minor vehicle accident. It was a pretty intense but short storm. I measured 1.17 inches of rain in my backyard since last night. Looks like Kissfan73 (below) was very lucky tonight.
Cathy Young-ward June 10, 2011 at 01:28 AM
Ron, thanks for caring about my house and taking the time to come out. Cathy
Terri Takacs June 10, 2011 at 01:50 AM
Chief thank you so much for the info and the great job you all do. The only other sound one hears during these storms besides the thunder and lightning is the Fire Department sirens as they out in full force. Kissfan and Cathy, I am so glad your alright! (Cathy I have always admired your adorable house when driving by - it still looks beautiful even with a tree on the roof!)
Cathy Young-ward June 10, 2011 at 03:01 AM
Ron will you be posting the video of the back yard? My family would love to see it! Thanks again ! Cathy
Ronald DeRosa (Editor) June 10, 2011 at 03:14 AM
Cathy, I will be posting the video after midnight, around 12:01 a.m. So you can check then. Thanks for the interest an the comments. I hope all is well! Ron DeRosa, editor
Teresa Young June 10, 2011 at 03:36 AM
Cathy WOW! So glad you all didn't get hurt. Aren't you glad you weren't sitting on the sofa that the tree branch through the wall pushed across the room? Hope you get it all cleaned up soon! Love from Florida!


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