PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More heavy rain and storms moved through overnight, which caused damage around the area.
In Moon Township, a big tree fell on a house on Hawthorne Drive around 10:30 p.m.
Denise Haught was on the second floor of the home with her family at the time.
“It was raining really heavy. We were lying in bed, all of a sudden the house shook and I thought the house got struck by lightning,” Haught said. “Once I saw things coming in the house, branches and whatnot, I realized it was a tree.”
The Haughts said after the huge tree wrecked their brand new porch and sawed through the middle of their roof, the rain started to flow into their bedrooms and bathrooms.
Shattered glass and pieces of the tree are not only scattered outside, but inside the house as well.
Police and fire crews told the family they don’t believe it was lightning that caused the tree to fall. Instead, oversaturated ground from the heavy amounts of rain we’ve had the past few days is the likely cause.
The Haught’s say they’re fortunate no one was hurt, but their daughter foreshadowed the whole evening.
“My daughter was just saying, ‘Oh let me stay with you guys in the room tonight. The storms are so bad, watch a tree or something fall on the house,’” Haught said.
Fortunately, the family has insurance.
In West Deer Township, a man was stuck in his vehicle in the 2100-block of Saxonburg Boulevard. Flooding caused the vehicle to stall, but the man was able to get out safely.
In Frazer Twp., crews worked overnight after parts of Days Run Road were flooded.
Then, in Natrona Heights, the Sylvan Pool filled with runoff water. Firefighters were called and several residents in the area were evacuated.
“Slowly, it just came up and kept creeping, creeping, creeping, and finally it just came over and it filled the pool up,” said Sean Frantic, a lifeguard. “Brown chocolate milk, the best way to describe it.”
The goal is to reopen the pool by Saturday.
Nearby, in Fawn Township, an 80-foot red oak came crashing down, taking out utility lines with it and closing part of Route 908.
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