NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) - Trees and limbs line the streets in New Haven neighborhoods as people clean up from Wednesday's storms.
Some were able to get themselves sorted, dealing with just some branches in their yard.
Others will need help getting old, tall trees off their property
Unfortunately for Brittany Marker, she’s one of those needed help.
Marker talked about what was going through her mind as storms moved over her mobile home community, saying "It was really, really, honestly scary. Having my 10-month-old son in my arms during this whole thing was just truly, very nerve-wracking."
Marker and her boyfriend grabbed their 10-month-old and headed for shelter next door as the first round of storms came through.
"After it died down, we went back home and was like “Okay, it’s done. It’s just a bad storm," Marker said.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t done.
"Then it started picking up again about 4, 4:30, and you could actually see it sitting in my living room, the tree, it like caved in," Marker explained. "So, you know, my boyfriend grabbed the baby and was like “we need to get out of here now,” and not even five, ten seconds after we walked through their door, the tree was in my trailer."
A huge tree came crashing through her trailer.
Right in their living room where they were sitting mere seconds before.
After the storms passed, they came back out to assess the damage. The sight was grim.
Still dealing with the shock of losing her home, Marker is trying to keep it together, saying she has to keep going.
"I can’t walk around with my head down to the ground, I have to keep going. I have my son that I have to keep working for. I’ll find something, sooner or later," she said.
New Haven Mayor Steve McMichael issued a statement to FOX 55 on Thursday:
"The damage from the severe weather storm on June 10, 2020 may take a week or longer to clean up.
Many trees and branches were scattered across the city and we are very grateful for the response by our residents and city crews in the clean-up effort.
We want residents to know that our crews are working daily on the continued clean-up.
This most recent storm created many tree branches and limbs down and we are asking residents for their patience while the city crews go neighborhood by neighborhood to collect debris.
Some damage which is larger, such as complete trees, will take longer.
If you have fallen branches and limbs, please make sure they are less than 4’ long, are bundled and taken to the curb.
Residents should then report their address by contacting the city at (260) 748-7049 or by email at Info@NewHaven.In.Gov.
Please make sure you include your name and contact information.
We want to remind residents that the city will remove debris taken to the curb, but city crews will not remove debris on private property.
The city will remove 'city trees', those which are located between the curb and the sidewalks.
All other trees that are on your property and are damaged are the responsibility of the property owner.
Debris can also be taken to the Utility Shop located at 2455 Summit St.; the debris pile is on the east side of the building."