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Halloween storm packs punch, houses damaged by fallen trees

Posted at 4:47 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 17:07:12-04

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The storm was already whipping and howling for hours before Matt Mucha heard something much closer to home.

"I had just started getting ready for bed and just heard a huge, loud crash," Mucha said.

A tree had toppled over into his Owings Mills home taking out everything from the fence to the roof.

"We both jumped up and at first we only saw the sliding glass door,” Mucha said. “Then eventually trace everything and found out about the ceiling and then the roof."

It cut directly into his step-son's room, luckily, he wasn't home.

Everyone was fine but today, crews were called out to remove and cut up the tree.

The guys at Jenkins Restoration say -- they've been going from call to call.

"Very busy yes,” said Todd Stiegler. “The first step is to get out there and see how much damage there is. Sometimes it is a huge tree and sometimes it's a small limb. Hard to tell."

And other times -- it doesn't hit a house, rather just block a road.

There were a fair number of blocked roadways in the area including in Owings Mills and White Marsh to Baltimore City.