Storms caused widespread damage in Silver Lake

Some lost power which is restored now, but the damages remain. Residents are working on cleaning up.

Posted: Jul 21, 2018 8:33 PM

SILVER LAKE, Ind. (WFFT)- Friday's severe weather brought down countless trees and power lines.

Warren Spratt and his wife watched from their home as nature took over.

"It kinda started out slow and windy. It didn't take it long to progress to a lot of rain and wind. I went upstairs to shut windows. My wife was downstairs. she said you better get down here because it's coming off. By that time, it was a big crash outside and she looked out. By the time I got down everything was over with,"Spratt said.

That loud crash they heard was a tree. It damaged the side of Randy Lemler's home and the rides outside- even knocking out the back window on one of the cars.

"We just stood in there and watched it because after that burst went through here, it was kinda calm," he added.

While Lemler and his family were heading toward their safe place in the basement, they heard the crash too.

"This is the most damage I think I've ever seen," Randy Lemler said.

Luckily with help from Spratt and Lemler's family members, they're working on clearing the street and the backyard. They've been at it for hours.

"We had to go through contacting the insurance company and the town and everything. Since this morning, my friends and family have come together, and we've just about got it cleaned up. We have the roof secured now with temporary cover on it so it's not leaking anymore," he explained.

The only one injured in this ordeal happens to be the dog but lemler says he's fine now.

"Fortunately all four of my family members, myself, and the other three were safe."

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 109683

Reported Deaths: 3495
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion20510758
Lake10095315
Elkhart6268107
St. Joseph593596
Allen5849198
Hamilton4589109
Vanderburgh322728
Hendricks2617120
Monroe230036
Johnson2236122
Tippecanoe214213
Clark208156
Porter201144
Cass19239
Delaware182460
Vigo173822
Madison154675
LaPorte135137
Floyd128661
Howard126163
Kosciusko117417
Bartholomew114257
Warrick109335
Marshall97524
Boone94046
Dubois92718
Hancock89842
Noble86932
Grant85833
Henry74224
Wayne73614
Jackson7279
Morgan68538
Shelby66129
LaGrange62911
Daviess62827
Dearborn61628
Clinton59012
Harrison55124
Putnam5159
Lawrence50028
Montgomery49521
White47514
Knox4689
Decatur45039
Gibson4444
DeKalb43111
Miami4223
Greene41335
Fayette41213
Jasper3752
Steuben3577
Scott35010
Sullivan32612
Jennings30712
Franklin29325
Posey2910
Clay2885
Orange28124
Ripley2788
Carroll26713
Wabash2588
Washington2511
Wells2462
Starke2457
Whitley2446
Jefferson2383
Adams2343
Fulton2292
Tipton21522
Huntington2123
Spencer2074
Randolph2037
Perry19914
Newton16711
Jay1660
Owen1641
Martin1570
Rush1494
Pike1341
Vermillion1240
Fountain1152
Pulaski1131
Blackford1092
Brown993
Crawford990
Parke932
Benton880
Ohio767
Union760
Switzerland670
Warren381
Unassigned0225

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 142596

Reported Deaths: 4608
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin25658603
Cuyahoga16981643
Hamilton12622307
Montgomery7402151
Lucas7051356
Butler550899
Summit5056248
Marion305447
Mahoning2981279
Warren287648
Stark2706168
Pickaway262344
Lorain223886
Delaware209320
Fairfield198350
Columbiana191480
Trumbull1841131
Licking183562
Clark170438
Wood164671
Clermont159420
Lake155849
Medina141238
Allen135367
Miami132649
Greene131326
Portage105666
Mercer103317
Tuscarawas90819
Wayne89366
Erie88044
Ross84822
Richland77518
Madison77012
Darke75239
Belmont70427
Geauga70147
Hancock6469
Ashtabula63848
Athens5812
Lawrence58118
Shelby5599
Auglaize5559
Sandusky55220
Putnam52823
Huron5207
Union4742
Ottawa46430
Scioto4556
Seneca42914
Preble41513
Holmes3697
Muskingum3652
Jefferson3184
Henry29012
Logan2883
Champaign2853
Perry2839
Knox27715
Clinton27613
Defiance27610
Brown2722
Hardin24813
Morrow2472
Washington24223
Coshocton23011
Fulton2281
Fayette2236
Jackson2234
Highland2193
Ashland2164
Crawford2136
Wyandot20012
Williams1953
Gallia17912
Meigs1689
Hocking1599
Guernsey1557
Carroll1497
Pike1440
Adams1194
Van Wert1113
Monroe10618
Paulding1010
Harrison601
Morgan470
Vinton453
Noble250
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Angola
37° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 37°
Huntington
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 37°
Decatur
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 36°
Van Wert
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Cool, Sunny Saturday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events