‘Anything could've happened’: Crews finally remove tree on house a week after Tropical Storm Isaias

It's been a week since Tropical Storm Isaias impacted New Jersey and for some, its aftermath still remains, including in Perth Amboy, where one landlord is finally getting a tree removed from a home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 4:12 PM

Updated 1,346 days ago

Share:

It's been a week since Tropical Storm Isaias impacted New Jersey and for some, its aftermath still remains, including in Perth Amboy, where one landlord is finally getting a tree removed from a home.
Your Photos: Tropical Storm Isaias
undefined
 
Four families, including a couple of seniors, have been living with an unwanted decoration to their home, a tree, and today, crews finally arrived to take down the tree. The tree uprooted and fell on the roof of the two-story house.
The home's landlord, Joe Giordano, says he spent the week calling the city, as well as PSE&G. He says the city couldn't remove it until PSE&G took care of the downed power lines. They are now finally seeing some results.
“PSE&G had a main wire on this tree and we couldn't cut the tree until PSEG removed the wires,” says Giordano. “Anything could've happened. It's a 100-year-old house and when you have that kind of weight on there, that is at least two or three tons. I got passed around a lot of switchboards at PSE&G, but the end result you guys showed up. They showed up. It was just a good feeling.”
PSE&G does advise residents stay at least 30 feet away from downed wires and report them immediately.


More from News 12
1:45
Rain showers return tonight in New Jersey; temps warm up for the weekend

Rain showers return tonight in New Jersey; temps warm up for the weekend

Boil water advisory issued for parts of Monmouth County

Boil water advisory issued for parts of Monmouth County

2:32
Main Street New Jersey: Some great food spots to try in South River

Main Street New Jersey: Some great food spots to try in South River

0:54
Guide: How to host Passover on a budget

Guide: How to host Passover on a budget

Is your mom awesome? New Jersey tell us why your Mom Rocks!

Is your mom awesome? New Jersey tell us why your Mom Rocks!

2:43
‘Now he literally has a part of me.’ Brother donates part of his liver to twin

‘Now he literally has a part of me.’ Brother donates part of his liver to twin

0:27
Police: Husband and wife stole jewelry from Bridgewater retirement facility

Police: Husband and wife stole jewelry from Bridgewater retirement facility

2:23
Rutgers police: Person charged for shooting people with Orbeez gun

Rutgers police: Person charged for shooting people with Orbeez gun

3:40
Police: Marlboro Township Public Schools, Trenton Board of Ed receive 'unfounded' bomb threats

Police: Marlboro Township Public Schools, Trenton Board of Ed receive 'unfounded' bomb threats

0:29
GoFundMe pages created for Paterson families displaced by house fires

GoFundMe pages created for Paterson families displaced by house fires

Show off your team spirit! Share your photos with News 12

Show off your team spirit! Share your photos with News 12

0:16
Police: Man tried to stab UPS driver who refused to give him a ride

Police: Man tried to stab UPS driver who refused to give him a ride

0:41
Jersey Proud: Holi celebration held at Cooper University Hospital in Camden

Jersey Proud: Holi celebration held at Cooper University Hospital in Camden

0:29
Police: North Carolina man killed in crash on Garden State Parkway in Irvington

Police: North Carolina man killed in crash on Garden State Parkway in Irvington

House of Independents announces initial summer lineup following temporary closure due to flooding damage

House of Independents announces initial summer lineup following temporary closure due to flooding damage

Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald says Travis Green is part of his search for a new coach

Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald says Travis Green is part of his search for a new coach

Atlantic City mayor: I'm committed to my family and city while dealing with daughter abuse charges

Atlantic City mayor: I'm committed to my family and city while dealing with daughter abuse charges

1:55
Bear-resistant trash cans being provided for 6 New Jersey towns

Bear-resistant trash cans being provided for 6 New Jersey towns

7-Eleven, Wawa or QuickCheck? New poll reveals New Jersey’s favorite convenience store

7-Eleven, Wawa or QuickCheck? New poll reveals New Jersey’s favorite convenience store

0:18
Dover police warn residents of men in face coverings knocking on doors

Dover police warn residents of men in face coverings knocking on doors