Rain, wind, tornadoes cause damages in parts of Kent County

KENT CO.,Del. — “I was sitting in my room and all of a sudden I heard a loud noise and it was roaring,” said Jessica Licausi.

On Tuesday Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed heavy rains and winds with at least two tornados causing major damages to homes in Kent County.

“I could see the trees were moving and bending,” said Eva Ritter

“So, I knew that wind was coming in pretty strong,” said Ritter.

In Dover, strong winds left homes without power, snapped trees and caused down power lines on S. State Street.

On Storghum Mill Road trees were uprooted forcing traffic to reroute.

Eva Ritter in Dover tells 47ABC heavy winds caused debris to smash through her windows.

Meanwhile, her shutters were left lying around her yard.

She says the challenge now will be cleaning up the damage.

“The challenge is going to be cleaning up inside where the glass is broken and of course, a piece of the shingle blew off and blew through the window,” said Ritter.

But she says she’s just happy to be alive.

“At my age, things kind of go haywire,” said Ritter.

“I had just gotten out of the hospital not too long ago,” said Ritter, “So, I feel very lucky.”

On Sandtown Road in Felton, a second tornado also caused significant damages.

Residents we spoke to say luckily their home wasn’t hit, but all around them trees went down and they say it all happened much quicker than they could have ever imagined.

“Mostly leaves and stuff and just solids blowing in front of the window,” said Roger Alexander.

“By the time I got my shoes on and came outside it, it was over,” said Alexander.

Officials say although they’ve made progress in recovery residents must continue to take precautions while at home and out on the road.

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