Clean-up continues day after storms cause damage - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Clean-up continues day after storms cause damage

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Storms brought down a huge maple tree in Ansonia on Monday. (WFSB) Storms brought down a huge maple tree in Ansonia on Monday. (WFSB)
ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) -

It was a quick moving storm that packed a punch, knocking out power and taking down trees, and on Tuesday the clean-up still continued.

A huge maple tree came crashing down during the storm, hitting two homes on Garden Street in Ansonia.

“All of a sudden, I just saw a tree on top of two houses,” said Elijah Loucks, an eyewitness.

Both homeowners weren’t home when it happened, but as the storms were rolling through, Maria Marriner said she had a premonition…but sadly, her gut didn’t lie.

“I immediately started crying when I saw the tree because I felt bad, because I felt like I had jinxed us,” Marriner said.

The tree came from her neighbor’s yard.

Both homeowners said they are getting frustrated, because nothing had been done as of Tuesday morning.

They have two different insurance companies and both put them on hold, asking them to wait nearly 24 hours before getting the clean-up going. The delay stems from the tree removal.

“Do I call a tree person first, can I do it on my own or do they need to come out and do the appraisal and adjusting and everything,” Donna Lonergan said were some questions she had about her tree.

With police tape blocking their way into the homes, Lonergan and Marriner said they don’t know what to expect when they step inside.

An independent insurance company told Eyewitness News that each company’s response time varies.

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