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Firefighters Rescue Trapped Woman After Tree Falls on Car

Thousands in the Philadelphia region were left without power after strong storms that came through Saturday evening. Power companies were working to get power back to those households. (Published Sunday, July 24, 2016)

A woman is recovering after violent storms caused a tree to fall on top of her car in Magnolia, New Jersey Saturday afternoon.

Severe Storms Rip Through Region Severe Storms Rip Through Region

The tree crashed onto a car on Lincoln Avenue, trapping a woman inside. Responding firefighters managed to get the woman out. A woman who witnessed the rescue told NBC10 the victim appeared to be conscious and alert as she was brought out. Officials have not yet revealed her condition however.

Magnolia was just one of the countless areas in the region that was hit by severe storms. The storms ripped through the region Saturday bringing heavy rain, 60 mph wind gusts, lightning and hail. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for most of the area until 6:15 p.m.

The storms caused thousands of power outages across the region. As of 9 p.m. PECO reported 1,606 outages, with the majority in Montgomery County, Atlantic City Electric reported 4,538, with the majority in Camden County, and PSE&G reported 6,371.

The storms also caused a transformer fire in Hi-Nella, Camden County. The witness claimed lightning struck the pole.

Damned Decepticons! #TransformerExploded

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    The heavy rain came in the midst of a Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning for the majority of the region. CLICK HERE to keep track of all the weather alerts across the area.

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