Storm damages several Elkhart homes
ELKHART, Ind. - Wednesday night storms wrecked homes, garages and power lines all over Elkhart County.
One garage on Mason St. was destroyed by a giant tree. Also under the tree was the homeowner's car.
Down the road, Mary Gonzalez's home was hit by a tree.
“It started raining so as it’s raining I see the lights on the street go out and then we hear a really loud thump,” Gonzalez said.
She went outside to find a downed tree.
“The tree was actually pulled out from the ground and it was knocked down - fell on the fence," she said.
It was only feet from her car.
“It missed the cars by a little bit," she said. “Ha thankfully."
Even though her car was not damaged, there is still a ton of debris needing to be cleaned up. However, power lines are a hidden danger.
“The cops came by and they said not to touch anything cause the cables were touching the tree - so we haven’t been able to move anything," Gonzalez said.
Although she didn’t have lights out, other residents just blocks' down did. Travis Snider with the Elkhart City Police Department said an estimated 48 trees were down because of the storm. There are at least 800 outages still in Elkhart. If you do have a tree down and especially if it is near a powerline, he said to call dispatch at 574-295-7070.