Severe storm damage throughout region affecting several families

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It’s now day three of a massive headache for Theresa Bentley after a large tree that she claims is owned by the city of Pittsburgh came crashing down onto her property.

“When I wake up in the morning and open the door, this is what I see,” Bentley said. “It’s not a pretty sight at all.”

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The house she grew up in on Charles Street in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood was damaged during Saturday’s severe storms, and it was all caught on camera.

“After my boyfriend gets the cushions, ... the tree just comes down. It was unbelievable. it was out of nowhere. It was scary,” Bentley said.

Bentley said she’s grateful her boyfriend or anyone else wasn’t hurt.

“There was a car coming past, and it hit the back of the car. It pulled over. They took off. I found out later it was my niece,” said neighbor Kenny Griffin.

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Bentley said she has reached out to the city multiple times and continues to hope for a quick resolution.

“Today, they said they were going to make it a priority for the city works to come, so that’s what I’m hoping,” Bentley said. “I’ve never had to experience this before, so for me, this is all new. Now I see what people go through when this happens to them.”

Channel 11 reached out to the Department of Public Works to see if and when this will be resolved, but we have not heard back.


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