By Deb Patterson
SYRACUSE — The Hunnicutt Addition in Syracuse, that includes Lynwood, Van Hemert, Hunnicutt and Harkless drives, appears to have been the heaviest hit with the Monday evening storm that swept through the area and resulted in tornado sirens activated in numerous communities.
No confirmed tornadoes were reported, however cloud rotation was reported by the National Weather Service in the Nappanee and New Paris areas.
A car parked along Van Hemert Drive, at a home listed as belonging to Angelica Zuniga was totaled when a large limb fell onto the vehicle. Further north, dodging limbs in the street, at 400 E. Hunnnicutt Drive, the home and vehicles at the Douglas and Debra Bradley home sustained damage when at least one large tree was uprooted and large branches from several other trees fell on the home.
A large tree in the front yard at the home listed as owned by Jeffrey C. Skillen, 1001 S. Harkless Dr., fell, not only falling on power lines, but also out onto Harkless Drive blocking the roadway. A number of other homes in that addition had large limbs downed in yards.
Up the road at Wawasee High School, Turkey Creek Fire Territory was standing by near the baseball fields when a tree fell on a power line causing a fire in the woods and brush separating the school property from the homes in Fox Run.
Customers throughout Wawasee Village and out as far as Ogden Point Road were without power.
Limbs, leaves and a few branches were observed downed in North Webster, which also had areas without power. Milford had little storm damage and no power outage. Trees have also been reported down around the Webster Lake and Tippecanoe Lake areas.
County highway crews are out throughout the county removing trees from roadways with NIPSCO and KREMC crews out restoring power and replacing poles.