MILFORD — “We looked out the window and it was gray outside, then all of a sudden we could feel the trailer moving forward,” said Gracie Jones, who resides at 602 Turkey Creek Drive, Milford. “We heard the electric pop and saw a flash from the bedroom. We thought a light bulb had popped. The dog was going nuts.”
That’s the account of Gracie Jones whose home was damaged from the storm that swept through the area around 6:15 p.m. Lights in the Turkey Creek Drive area had gone off during the storm, came back on and then went off at approximately 6:30 p.m. Power was restored at 9:13 p.m.
Jones said she and fiance Shane Smith tried to open a back door but it wouldn’t budge. They went to the east end of the trailer and the bedroom of their roommate was crushed. “We felt the trailer shake, but didn’t think a tree fell on the house.” No one was injured.
What had happened was a large tree along Bear Creek uprooted and fell on the east end of their trailer. Jones and Smith were in the west end when the storm hit. The tree also took down power lines behind the home.
Damage at other locations in town were reported by residents out milling around. According to officials with the Milford Street Department the worst area appeared to be south of Milford Fire Station. The fire station is located at Main and First streets.
Harry and Kate Doty, 109 Turkey Creek Drive, had a large tree limb fall on the roof of their home. It is unknown if there is any damage.
There were several other trees down and damage on Turkey Creek Drive.
Going into town, a large tree was uprooted at the home of Dan and Nilah Brown, 407 S. Main, missing their home. Across the street, at the Salyer residence, 406 S. Main, a large tree fell on the front porch. No other damage was reported to their home.
At Section and West streets, a large tree limb blocked the intersection, taking lines down with it. A tree limb, which had fallen onto the pole, split the utility pole.