A tree speared through a mobile home at 19 Sycamore Drive in the Halifax Mobile Home Estates. The couple who lived in the home was not hurt. There was no one at the mobile home when an Express Reporter knocked at the door on Monday.
The interior of the mobile unit received significant damage with the harpoon like branch forcing itself straight down into the structure crushing the toilet in half. The couple was asleep less than ten feet from the impact, according to Fire Chief Jason Viveiros
“We had two pretty significant incidents. Luckily there were no injuries, said Viveiros .
Around midnight Sunday Halifax resident Jim Chandler, 33, fell asleep on his couch only to be awoken by the sounds of tree branches ripping his home in half.
The loft area of the cottage style home on Wood Street took the brunt of the impact, dangling wet limbs over his head as he woke, fleeing his home to call for help.
With support from his parents Jim and Faith Chandler of Whitman he picked through his belongings on Monday when the sun began to shine.
Still feeling the emotions of the night and purely running on adrenaline he tried to remain positive.
“I found my cat. I am glad I am OK. We are going to salvage what we can, “said Chandler.
His parents who also were feeling sleep deprived helped stuff what they could in a van until the cleanup could begin.
Luck may have been on his side, but mom feels having ‘faith’ may have played a part as well, just happy their son was OK . They were lining up tree removal and picking through clothes, things they could focus on at the moment as the wind still blew on Monday.
Shaken by the rude awakening and the events of the storm he said forgetting the sounds of the night may take a bit longer to forget.
Plympton Firefighters and police were nonstop throughout the night and early morning with storm related downed power lines and tree damage. They responded to a total of 22 storm related calls as well as regular medical calls. There were no reported injuries related to the storm, said Fire Chief Warren Borsari.
A significant incident for the department brought them back to 108 Brook Street for over three hours on Tuesday after a large oak tree fell, tangling primary wires and causing a telephone pole fire near the transformer.
A hole had been burned through the pole when they finally could get close to it after power was shut down.
“We cordoned off the area and the power was killed remotely by EverSource so we could extinguish the fire, said Borsari.
Residents experienced a temporary two to three hour power loss but most were restored as of Tuesday afternoon.
Grove and Lake street saw a black out early in the storm when a large tree pulled the primary service wires down into the main road causing just one of the major outages that needed attention for Plympton.
Still part of the peak storm with winds howling, teams of tree crews and bucket trucks for numerous cable, electric and landscapers could be seen cleaning up throughout the day.
One local company had a close call while cleaning up as part of a split tree landed on their truck and trailer blocking West Street near house 27. Fire and police stood by to block access to several streets as electric crews restored power.
“We worked seamlessly with police and highway as we always do,” Borsari .