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Updated: 06/19/2014 08:00:02AM

Storm lashes Lake Placid, Placid Lakes hit hard

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A huge tree was uprooted at this unoccupied rental house in the 300 block of Foxdale Road in the Placid Lakes subdivision.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A fledgling bird was displaced when a Tuesday, June 10 storm rolled across Placid Lakes, knocking down trees. The tiny bird was adopted by Terry Durante of Lake Placid.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A large pine tree fell victim to high winds in a Tuesday storm that rocked the Placid Lakes community near Lake Placid.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A Tuesday afternoon storm ripped limbs from this tree on Catfish Creek Road near Lake August.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


Arborists were on scene Thursday, cutting away large tree that fell on the roof of an unoccupied rental house in Placid Lakes.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMAN


A crew supervisor supports a branch as clean-up efforts got underway following a violent wind storm that rocked the Placid Lakes community.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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Thunderstorms rolled into Lake Placid during the afternoon Tuesday, June 10 turning the skies dark and with slashes of lightning. While the entire region got a good soaking, the Placid Lakes subdivision really felt Mother Nature’s fury.

“It seemed to come out of nowhere,” said Lorena Aleman of Waterway Avenue. “The wind was blowing so hard, I thought we were experiencing a tornado!”

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