Trees down in Orchard Place

A huge tree fell on the home of Brad and Charna Baker, 2023 Lodi Court, Kendallville, Friday night, but no one was injured. Charna Baker, who shared this photo of their home, said there was lots of damage in Orchard Place. "It fell right across (their son) Cal’s room just after he went to bed," she said. "A neighbor says there was 70 mph winds. It was definitely something; there are a lot of trees down around us. Another neighbor had a big branch blow right through their daughter’s bedroom."

Storms brought lightning and high winds, bringing down trees and knocking out power in many areas.

Customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Co., Indiana Michigan Power and local rural electric membership corporations all dealt with outages from the storms that swept through the area late Friday night.

NIPSCO had all power restored in northeast Indiana early Saturday. I&M expected to have all power in northeast Indiana restored by 11 p.m. Saturday.

Power companies urge people to stay away from downed power lines and report them either to the utility or local police.

“Most important to your safety is to avoid downed power lines, damaged poles or other hazardous situations. Every downed wire should be treated as though it is a live wire,” the NIPSCO website said.

Standing water can be dangerous, potentially hiding downed power lines, said an I&M news release.

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