Businesses work to keep up with customer demand after storm


It's been a busy week for some in Michiana.

Some businesses have been swamped after this week’s storm.

They've been busy helping people get the power back on or clear away some of those large trees.

Thursday morning a tree trimming company hired a crane from Chicago to help for the next few days.

With so many large trees down in the South Bend area, Ellis Hardwoods, wanted to get the job done as fast as possible with so many customers calling.

Matt Ellis, owner of Ellis Hardwoods says, “There's so much weight on the house there's really no way to do it without a crane. We have to pick each individual piece up off the house and set it in the road.”

A large tree crashed into a house on Hollywood. The people inside thankfully weren't hurt when the tree came crashing down.

They called Homeworks, a construction and home maintenance business. They are also very busy helping their clients get to back normal after this storm.

“Very busy week for us,” says Homeworks President Adam Brown. “We got crews working around the clock. We’ve got teams that stayed the night at a couple places. It is our commitment to the homeowners and insurance companies that we are going to do what it takes to get the job done.”

Several of the hardware or home improvement stores are sold out of generators

The City of South Bend is asking residents to place tree limbs on the curb and patiently wait for them to be picked up.


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