The storms path of damage

    Thousands of families are still without electricity after yesterday’s powerful storm knocked down cable wires and trees throughout the region.

    Thousands of families are still without electricity after yesterday’s powerful storm knocked down cable wires and trees throughout the region.

    Barbara Hahn has been living in her Newtown Square home for the past 25 years. She says she’s never seen a storm as violent as this.

    “We have french doors on our dining room and the hail was hitting that so hard I was afraid it was going to break the doors.”

    Since the storm hit, Hahn and her neighbors have been waiting for their electricity to power back up.

    “Upstairs it’s hot; It’s about 85 upstairs. Down here in the den, which is our coolest room, it’s 77.  So, it’s not unbearable. I mean the worst thing is not having a fridge. I miss that even more than the A.C. to tell you the truth.”

    Most of the food in Hahn’s freezer has gone to waste, except for the ice cream she shared with her family for dinner last night.  For now, she says she’s bracing for another few days in the heat.

    A spokeswoman for PECO says crews are working around the clock this weekend until all service is restored – which could take up to Monday or Tuesday.

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    The storm split dozens of trees in Landsdowne, Pa.
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    Tree leaning on Landsdowne home

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