High winds toss around trash bins and trees in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC, Mich. --- On Sunday, Michiana was rocked by up to 35 miles per hour winds and close to 60 miles per hour wind gusts. 

Brian Antisdel and a team of 12 Cajun Navymen went around the Dowagiac-area returning lost trash bins and clearing away debris caused by the high winds. One of trash bins near Front Street was carried away by the wind for almost 20 feet. 

“I grabbed it and I felt it push and I was like ‘what?’” said Antisdel. “So I put it down for a minute and it almost pulled it down the street so I was like I got to record that.”

Demarco Smith, who helped Antisdel, said the wind was just ridiculous. 

“Michigan weather, it surprises us every time but it sure does deliver,” said Smith. 

At 9 p.m., Midwest Energy and Communications reported 1,340 customers without power. The company said Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Marcellus, and Decatur were the hardest hit areas dealing with damage and outages. 


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