60 mph winds rip through Edison, overturn gazebo and send umbrella into backyard pool

Heavy rain and strong winds of more than 60 mph ripped through Edison overnight, causing serious damage to a backyard on Bodnarik Road.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2020, 2:47 PM

Updated 1,363 days ago

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Heavy rain and strong winds of more than 60 mph ripped through Edison overnight, causing serious damage to a backyard on Bodnarik Road. 
A gazebo was overturned, an umbrella thrown into the pool and a glass table destroyed. A large branch just missed an SUV across the street.
“It was like a whistling for a split second and I was at my shop down the hill and when I came back the branches were all over the place around two o’clock,” says Andrezj Ratajczak.
Across the street, the Vignali family suffered serious damage in the backyard.
"When I saw this damage here, I walked out front to see if cars were overturned because this look like such a powerful microburst, not that I'm an expert either but I figured with this kind of damage,” says Donna Vignali.
Neighbors' backyards were OK, and there was no damage to any rooftops.
There were no injuries to report.


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