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Storm Causes Massive Damage In Parts Of Delaware

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KENT COUNTY, Del. -

Delaware State Police expect the National Weather Service to be in the area Friday to determine exactly what type of storm ripped through the Thursday evening.

They say several people reported seeing a funnel cloud around 5 p.m. in the area of Fox Hole Road and Darling Farm Road in Wyoming, Kent County. Torrential rain and damaging wind ripped through homes.

Ten to 15 homes are damaged, and at least five will be condemned, officials say. Roads remained blocked off and state police were on guard overnight, urging people to stay away from the area because of debris, downed wires, poles and trees.

Carolann Adams was home when it happened. She said, "I told my mom let's get in the bathroom. We got the dogs in there and everything broke loose. The house was shaking. It was scary."

Adams says she also watched a sentimental piece of her property ruined.

"I sat there and watched my dad's tree be demolished. He's buried there with his dog. It's the prize of the property, and now it's gone," she sobbed.

Resident Hayleigh Sergeant says she saw things flying in the air.

"I was like, 'Oh my gosh, a boat.' Then I looked over and there's a truck cab flying down the street, and the boat flipped over," she said.

Officials say a 51-year-old man and woman suffered minor injuries. The man had to be rescued. He was trapped under debris outside his home.

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