Unconfirmed tornado hits Porter Road area Saturday morning

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More than five trees toppled down on top of homes on Saturday morning as tornado-like conditions barreled down on the Heather Woods and Hickory Woods development off of Porter Road in Bear.

BEAR (DE): Delaware Newsline was on the scene where more than 10 homes were observed with damages resulting from the horrific early morning weather.

About 6:00 a.m. for three minutes, all you heard was crunching sounds as the storm came through said one home owner who did not want to speak on camera. He said, “I looked outside my second floor window and saw this tree turning and twisting”

High winds caused several trees, wires, and telephone poles throughout New Castle County.

DELDOT could be seen scattered about the neighborhood assisting with the removal of branches from trees including those not affected by the storm as a precaution. They were also removing branches that had fallen into the roadway.

At one of the homes damaged by the storm in Hickory Woods, the home owner was waiting for their insurance representative to make an assessment before beginning the clean up process.

These weren’t the only two storm affected neighborhoods. In New Castle, an eight (8) foot fence was ripped out of the ground and a heating and the 24 hour Rite Aid on New Castle Avenue was closed after heating and air conditioning units was pushed through the building.

Delmarva Power also reported more than 60 customers without power.

***This is a developing story***

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