The Oceanside United Soccer Club in Long Island was hosting a tournament Saturday afternoon when three bounce houses started floating away, said Eric Evensen, a Nassau County police officer.
Lara Rhatigan said she was about to enter a ride when her neck got hooked by a rope connected to a bounce house.
"The wind blew everything down," she told CNN affiliate News 12 Long Island. "It felt like someone was grabbing my neck and they were dragging me."
Her mother was getting hot dogs at the time, and turned around to see the houses floating away.
"I couldn't believe it. It was like something out of a movie," Marianna Rhatigan told the affiliate.
The 13 people were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals, according to authorities.
"I don't think there'll be any criminal charges, but I'm sure there could be some civil," Evensen said.