Cleanup underway after severe storms tear through Portland
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Severe thunderstorms toppled trees onto houses and power lines in Portland on Tuesday.
On Florida Avenue in Portland, a large tree branch snapped off and crashed into a house, leaving a hole in the home’s roof and a lot of water damage inside.
CBS 13 spoke to the homeowner who says she was inside when the storm came through and the tree came crashing down.
"I had no idea what it was, but then I saw the leaves come down in front of my window. So, I ran outside. There was the tree all over my roof, and then the neighbors came running over. They saw it from the backyard,” Sabrina Christian said.
No one was injured.
About three miles away on Mabel Street, a tree was ripped out of the ground, taking a basketball hoop with it.
The homeowner, Josh Freeman, says his daughter was home at the time the tree came down.
"I think it kind of was a direct hit on the street and I don't think the tree had many roots under the asphalt and it literally took probably just slowly fell over and our picket fence is holding it up," Freeman said.
A condo complex off Ocean Avenue was hit hard too.
A big tree came down from the gusty windy conditions.
The owner wasn't home at the time so nobody was injured. There was only minimal damage.
"A neighbor had sent me a text and so I knew I was coming home to a tree and hadn't hit my car and hadn't hit my condo. So, just coming home and being shocked that this tree had missed my condo is pretty amazing,” Shana Peterson said.
There was only minimal damage.