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Storm Damage a Near Miss for R-FH

Severe storms Thursday night caused several trees to fall. Minor outages and no injuries among initial reports.

Severe thunderstorm destruction hit hard near the Fair Haven border on Harding Road Thursday night. 

A spurt of high wind, rain, lightning and thunder cut a path from Harding through Red Bank and Shrewsbury, toppling trees and sending errant limbs and branches tumbling into the streets of several neighborhoods.

Along Harding Road, several trees fell into the roadway forcing its closure as emergency crews used chainsaws to cut branches and towed limbs off to the side of the road. One Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department described storm as "tornado-like" considering the damage to trees in that spot.

No injuries were immediately reported.

Michiel Van Kets August 28, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Thank you for uploading the pictures and alert to the damage done by the storm. Thankfully there were no injuries and the storm indeed reminds us about the power of Mother nature.

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