Trees Destroy Cars, Homes in Bedford Storm

Falling trees knocked out power and caused property damage across Lawrence County.

Severe storms ripped through south central Indiana last night, leaving hundreds without power.

In Bedford, trees were uprooted, houses destroyed, and cars decimated. One Bedford resident, Carla Yother, was home when a tree fell on her house, and doesn’t know what the damage will end up costing her.

“I’m sure my basement is flooded,” she says, “and I have a furnace and hot water heater down there.”

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesperson Cher Elliot says several roads in Lawrence County are currently closed due to flooding.

Most residents were in good spirits, as despite the destruction, no major injuries were reported in the area. Less than 12 hours after the storm, neighbors were helping each other cut up downed trees, and clear brush

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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