‘That tree stood the test of time here’: Fallen tree causes extensive damage to Neptune home
Sunday’s severe weather caused scattered damage in coastal areas, including the Shark River Hills section of Neptune, where a tree came down on a home.
Ken Northrup is a retired fire marshal, and Sunday night, a neighbor's tree fell on his home, crushing his deck, the roof and causing thousands of dollars in damage.
The line of storms came through Sunday around 9 p.m., prompting severe warnings.
Wind gusts in Monmouth and Ocean counties topped 60 mph briefly during the worst of the weather.
Northrup showed News 12 the damage to the kitchen. Sheetrock fell from the ceiling holes in the kitchen hole in the bathroom. Debris is scattered everywhere. Northrup ays the scariest moment was when his wife was sitting just a foot or so away from where the debris landed.
“We've been through some pretty good wind storms lately,” says Northrup. “That tree stood the test of time here. We have one little microburst, I guess it was, and that tree came down and that was one of my wife's biggest fears that that tree was always going to fall and I told her it would last our lifetime and it hasn't.”
Moments before the storm hit, Northrup’s son and his girlfriend were sitting underneath the deck, but they went inside before the tree fell.