Tree crashes through trailer home in Eatontown

An elderly woman managed to escape unscathed Wednesday after a tree ripped her trailer in half in Eatontown.

The 80-year-old woman was sleeping in her bedroom when strong winds sent the tree crashing through her home.

A neighbor told News 12 New Jersey that he heard her screaming for help and that he and another person were able to locate her before the fire department arrived. Officials say they needed to use chainsaws to rescue the woman.

The woman's son says she is doing OK and is staying with a relative. He says her biggest concern was making sure she had her purse and her medication, which were later retrieved from the trailer.

Some residents in the development say there are a lot of dead trees that need to be cut down and they are concerned that a similar incident could happen again.

In Wall Township, 60 mph winds ? tropical storm force ? snapped trees, downed power lines and subsequently closed roads for a brief period of time. A 40-foot tree landed on one roof, breaking shingles and tearing down a gutter.

All the damage gave Jim Dayton, of Dayton's Roofing, his third job of the day. "We're usually always slow this time of year ? so something like this is great," Dayton says.

However, a man who was left with a $1,000 deductible when a tree limb fell on his vehicle disagrees.

Officials urge residents who may be experiencing outages to contact their utility company.

Click here for more on the Wall Township damage.

For footage of storm damage from around the Garden State, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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