“It was a night in hell. It was awful.”
Those are the words of a middle-aged female Twisting Lane resident.
Twisting Lane and the rest of the Thornridge section of Falls Township were ravaged Monday night by Hurricane Sandy.
Residents said a public works official told them more than 25 large trees toppled over in the neighborhood.
Trees rested upon houses and atop cars.
"We were standing in front of my brother-in-law's house, watching the tree fall down on my daughter's car, which is completely devastated,” Sue Mirsch told 6ABC.
In the backyard of one home, a large tree fell and took down power lines and several fences.
Township crews and private contractors worked throughout the day to clear the roads of the fallen trees.
According to PhillyBurbs.com, Board Chairman Bob Harvie said that emergency crews were pulled from the neighborhood during the storm because so many pieces of debris were falling.
Despite all the downed trees, no serious injuries were reported.
In other parts of Falls, cars and trucks lined up outside nearly every restaurant that was open as residents looked for food.