Storm cleanup underway in Marshall Co.


Residents in Marshall County woke up Tuesday to find streets littered with tree limbs and other debris.

The maintenance crew at Centennial Park in Plymouth, Ind. expects to be busy for a few days with clean up.

“This is my sixth year at the park,” said Bo Davidson, who is a maintenance crew member. “We’ve had bad storms roll through but this is the biggest one. This is going to be a lot of cleanup.”

Just one block over, a tree narrowly missed hitting a house.

“I came outside and saw the neighbor’s house and I knew it was pretty bad,” said Ashley Konefski, who lives across the street. “I was expecting something to fall on our house.”

A drive up US 31 and the storm’s impact is immediately clear. Numerous utility poles were knocked down by the strong winds during Monday night’s storm.

The same winds left a mark on a cornfield in Lake of the Woods. The cornfield was actually flattened.

“Just crazy,” said Kelsey Kiefer, who lives a few houses down from the cornfield. “I’ve never seen something like that before.”

Luck was on Bremen’s side during this latest round of severe weather. There was little damage Tuesday morning.

“The street crew was out here a quarter after one clearing everything off the street,” said Bremen resident Rhonda Smith.

Residents were relieved that the storm didn't put a damper on the Firemen's Festival, which kicked off with a parade Tuesday evening.


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