Strong storm leaves trail of destruction in parts of LI

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People in neighborhoods across Long Island are surveying the damage from Tuesday night’s powerful thunderstorm that left behind a trail of destruction.

News 12 was on Inwood Avenue in Selden where a tree fell on a home, trapping a 61-year old man in a wheelchair and a 59-year old woman inside.

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Selden Fire Chief Bill Zikas described the challenge firefighters had in getting the couple out.

"We had a couple of our members with some chainsaws cut the trees down that were blocking the front door, and we wheeled him out and took him to a neighbor's house where it was safe and dry," said Chief Bill Xikas.

The house suffered heavy damage to the roof and has been condemned.

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