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Winds, Rain Shear Bricks Off Apartments



    Bricks Sheared Off Apartments During Storm

    Severe storms moved through this morning ripping bricks off the top of an apartment building on Elkton Road in Newark, New Castle County, Del. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013)

    A severe thunderstorm tore through New Castle County, Del. Tuesday morning leaving damage in its wake.

    The powerful weather and winds caused trees and power lines to fall down along Elkton Road near Thorn Lane in Newark, Del. and sheared the bricks off a building at the nearby Studio Green Apartments. 

    NBC10 Delaware Bureau reporter Tim Furlong (@tfurlong) describes the scene.

    “The whole area has bricks down, you can see how dramatic the rain and the wind must have been when it came through,” Furlong said.

    “You can see the damage, the windows fell out on that top floor, the shutters and brick down everywhere.”

    A property manager told Furlong there were no reports of injuries.

    Furlong said he was actually going to check out another apparent building collapse when he happened upon the Newark damage.

    The storms left behind not only damage but plenty of power outages. DelMarva Power reported more than 2,700 customers without power in New Castle County alone.

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