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Storm Causes Damage To Trees, Houses In Bloomington

A severe storm swept across the east side of Bloomington last night, leaving dozens of trees uprooted and a few houses damaged.

  • A tree at east side of Bloomington is snapped in half by the storm.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw ( WTIU/WFIU)

    A tree at east side of Bloomington is snapped in half by the storm.

  • Around sixty trees are broken off at east side of Bloomington by the storm on Tuesday morning.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw

    Around sixty trees are broken off at east side of Bloomington by the storm on Tuesday morning.

  • Staff from Monroe county highway department cuts up down trees caused by the storm .

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    Photo: Bill Shaw ( WTIU/WFIU)

    Staff from Monroe county highway department cuts up down trees caused by the storm.

  • The storm on Tuesday morning blows off the side of a house at east side of Bloomington.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw ( WTIU/WFIU)

    The storm on Tuesday morning blows off the side of a house at east side of Bloomington.

  • Staff from Monroe county highway department pick up debris left by the storm.

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    Photo: Bill Shaw ( WTIU/WFIU)

    Staff from Monroe county highway department pick up debris left by the storm.

Some Bloomington residents are cleaning up after a strong storm swept across the area last night, bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds.

Monroe County highway department truck driver D.J. Capps started work at 6 a.m.

“There are a couple of homes in this division that have been damaged, like siding blown off, the sides of the houses and stuff, the tops of trees are broken off,” Capps said as he picked up debris and cut up downed tree on the east side of Bloomington.

Sadee Van Ruler moved to this neighborhood in May. Her house didn’t sustain any damage, but she did lose some trees.

“Almost every tree in people’s front yard was snapped in half, falling on the ground. Then there are dead birds all over everyone’s front yard,” Ruler said.

The storms passed through the area a little before 4  a.m. Tuesday.

The same line of storms also prompted the National Weather Service to issue a number of flash flood warnings.

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