MALDEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Severe storms rolled through New England Saturday evening, bringing pouring rain and strong wind gusts.
A day on the beach was cut short for some at Revere Beach, who had to run for cover from the wet weather.
Some Massachusetts residents are still seeing the storms, but many people are starting the clean-up process after the strong winds and heavy rain caused damage and power outages.
In Malden, a giant tree fell right between two homes, and landed on top of a minivan, hidden almost completely by its branches.
“We’re sitting at the kitchen table, I heard the crack, but I’m just happy it fell the way it fell,” Nikki Foeller, the owner of the minivan said.
Foeller said she knew exactly what it was.
The tree knocked over by strong winds almost hit her home.
“There was some strong winds but we’ve had strong winds before, so yeah I was surprised,” Foeller said. “It was pretty quick.”
Just minutes before, Eggy Alper and her daughter were walking along the sidewalk when they saw the tree fall right in front of them.
“You kind of saw half the tree falling and you had the impression the tree was going to fall on you,” Bryanna Alper said.
While her neighbors managed to avoid getting hurt just a couple doors down, Foeller is hopeful the damage isn’t as bad as it looks.
“Nobody was hurt which is key, and while there is damage to the car, luckily it had a clear path to fall, which was the least amount of damage one could hope for,” Foeller said.
More than 18,000 people are without power statewide.
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