The microburst tore the roof from this trailer at Seventh Avenue and Bell Road.
The damage was extensive throughout the park.
The full impact of the storm was more evident from the air.
Fallen trees and limbs caused extensive damage to cars in the lot of Bell Honda.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Residents in one north Phoenix neighborhood literally do not know what hit them Wednesday night.
A storm packed quite a punch as a microburst left a path of destruction in a mobile home park where some people were without homes and severely damaged vehicles at one Phoenix auto dealership.
"First, I see this first house here, the roof goes off," said Ralph Treichel, who lives in the park at Third Avenue and Bell Road. "Then, I watched the other one and it went way up in the air."
Neighbors literally watched other neighbor's homes peel away.
Jerry Carnaghi walked outside to see his neighbor's roof lying just off his driveway.
"My wife and I, we grabbed each other and held on and it was over," Carnaghi said. "Another foot this way and it would have hit our place."
Just down the road at Bell Honda at Seventh Avenue and Bell Road, several trees either snapped or were yanked out of the ground and crashed down onto about a half-dozen shiny new cars. The trail of damage spanned the distance from the mobile home park to the auto dealership.
Phoenix cleanup crews ran from site to site in the aftermath of Wednesday's storm. Crews said they were called out around 7 p.m. and chopped up trees and cleared sidewalks.
Workers at Bell Honda said they heard a loud boom, the lights went out, and when they looked outside, they saw the storm's carnage.
"I'm not in shock now, but I was last night," said Cathy Barrick, whose roof was torn from her home and landed two houses away. She and her husband weren't home but their dog was.
"Once I knew the dog was OK, then it was all trying to do damage control," she said.
The damage to the Barrick's home was extensive.
"The insulation is soaked, so we're still getting water in the house," Barrick said.
Strangely, the storm was somewhat particular when it came to the Barrick's home. A water line was visible in the ceiling where the storm hit, but in a room where they keep all their mementoes, such as family pictures, there was not a drop of water to be seen.
"All of our children's pictures, our wedding pictures, everything is in there and there is not a drop of water in that room, so you know what it will be OK," Barrick said.
There were no reports of injuries and most of the damage appeared to be cosmetic. The residents said they have faith things will be back to normal soon.
"We moved in two months ago. This is where we want to live. We're gonna stay here," Barrick said.
"I always put everything in the Lord's hands, so I figured I was safe," said Suzie Hemann. "If something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen."
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