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Southern Indiana region gets hit with remnants from Ike.

This past Sunday blew me away, almost literally.  What was leftover from Ike blew through the area yesterday for something we weren't used to here in the Midwest.  Strong straight-line winds, which were reported to reach up 75 miles per hour by the local news affiliates, ripped through Kentucky and Indiana.  As of this morning, it was reported that around 300,000 people are without power and it could be the end of the week before they get it back.

I experienced the wind first hand at home.  I had just reached the office and was preparing to go work an Open House when Chasidy called and said I needed to come back home immediately because a tree just destroyed the house.  While I'm talking on the phone with her, my neighbor is calling in on the other line.  When I answer, all I can hear is wind blowing into the phone and my neighbor frantically telling me its on my carport.

Well, luckily no one was hurt and the damage really could have been much worse.  The top of our tree in the backyard snapped and flew across the yard and landed on top of the carport.  It was smashed, the electrical box was pulled off the house and part of the siding was ripped off.  All things said, I think we are pretty lucky.

***Edit*** I forgot to mention that we were also lucky that there weren't any cars under the carport when this happened.



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Comment balloon 4 commentsBrett Mumaw • September 15 2008 11:01AM


Thank God no-one was hurt.  Here in Florida we are used to experiencing such devastating events; but it doesn't make it any easier to handle.  At a time like this you will see how important your friends and neighbors become. I wish you the best on your clean-up.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) about 12 years ago

Thanks Pat.  It really did give everyone here a little better understanding of what people along the coast are going through, but we didn't even get the rain and our wind only lasted a few hours.

Thanks for the good wishes.

Posted by Brett Mumaw, Your Indiana Move (RE/MAX First) about 12 years ago

Oh Wow, that is incredible.  Thankfully no one was hurt.  But I am sure the clean up will be a lot of fun.

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) about 12 years ago

Well right now I would be grateful if I could clean up.  I have to wait until the electric company turns off the power to the house before I can even start.

Posted by Brett Mumaw, Your Indiana Move (RE/MAX First) about 12 years ago