Storm toppled trees damage house, car in West Bloomfield - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Storm toppled trees damage house, car in West Bloomfield

Posted: Updated:
A storm Thursday morning toppled this tree into a house on Ivanhoe in West Bloomfield.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A storm Thursday morning toppled this tree into a house on Ivanhoe in West Bloomfield. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

"We couldn't get outside for about 15 minutes because it was raining so hard.  When we came out, this is what we found."

What Nancy Nemeth found was her in-laws' car crushed by a massive fallen tree.

"I heard a horrible, horrible noise.  I've never seen it blowing like that it my life."

Husband, Jeff, agrees it was the worse straight line winds they had ever seen in West Bloomfield.

"It was a huge gust, took two trees out," he said.

Meanwhile, over on Ivanhoe, "Power went out and I got up to set an alarm for the morning, and I went to the bathroom and, all of a sudden, everything started crashing in," said Julie May, describing her rude awakening as a goliath in bark crushed her house.

"The ceiling started caving in and I was screaming and my boyfriend got up, and then we tried to get out through the hallway and the ceiling from the hallway was on the floor and power was flickering on and off and we just grabbed our stuff real quick and got out."

May told us she didn't hear any warning sirens and stumbled out into the darkness with her boyfriend and Sid the Yorkie.  It was only after daylight came that she could see the wreckage.

"It was devastating to see a gigantic tree through the middle of the house, and when the fire department came, they let us in and that was worse."

Back over on Birch Harbor Lane, Nemeth's father-in-law was inspecting what is left of his Grand Marquis, probably thinking I come to visit and this happens.

  • Jason CarrJason CarrMore>>

  • Detroit's smallest deli is big in character

    Detroit's smallest deli is big in character

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:13:00 GMT
    At 212 E. Grand River stands a storefront that is no more than 10 feet wide, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its sandwiches.
    At 212 E. Grand River stands a storefront that is no more than 10 feet wide, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its sandwiches.
  • Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

    Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:23:08 GMT
    Right now the baseball diamond at the old Tiger Stadium is being used by little leaguers and even some vintage baseball teams. But that could change, even before this season is over.
    Right now the baseball diamond at the old Tiger Stadium is being used by little leaguers and even some vintage baseball teams. But that could change, even before this season is over.

  • Thomas Video and DVD store in Royal Oak soon to close

    Thomas Video and DVD store in Royal Oak soon to close

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:28:02 GMT
    This is the kind of place film director Quentin Tarantino might have worked had he grown up in metro Detroit.  He did visit the Thomas Video and DVD store in Royal Oak once.
    This is the kind of place film director Quentin Tarantino might have worked had he grown up in metro Detroit.  He did visit the Thomas Video and DVD store in Royal Oak once.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
  • Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:20:50 GMT
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:03:32 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices