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UPDATE: Storm damage reported in Lafayette Co.


UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014-- 5:30 p.m.

"It got insane, and the cows were going insane, and we look out and the sheds torn down," said Wiota Township farmer, Jennifer Wellnitz.

Wellnitz said it took just 30 seconds for this equipment shed on her farm to be destroyed by the powerful storm.

"It was unbelievable," she said.

Inside the shed were several tractors, a combine, and many other pieces of farm equipment. Some cattle were released but all returned safely.

"Equipment can be replaced, people can't. We just looked at it that way. We're just thankful no one was hurt," said Wellnitz.

Wellnitz is also thankful for the immediate help from neighbors.

"The coolest thing about this was the community coming together. There were over 100 people here last night."

Not far away is Mark Rygh's farm on Miller Lane in South Wayne.

"I opened the barn door and, surprise surprise, I see what happened," said Rygh.

Rygh's car was destroyed by a collapsed tree. Several other trees were also knocked down, and roofs blown off of two sheds.

Also in this case, there were no injuries and a good attitude

"You can plant a new tree, and you can put a roof back on, so we'll live through it. Always do," said Rygh.

Also in Lafayette county, a barn on County Highway W was destroyed, and a tree fell on a garage, damaging the roof on Walker Road.

If you have storm damage in that area, report it to Lafayette County emergency management.

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UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 12:57 p.m.
Posted Sunday, June 1, 2014 --- 10:47 p.m.

Storm damage was reported Sunday night in Lafayette County.

The 911 center started receiving called around 6:20 p.m. from people in the Woodford area who had suffered property damage.

A farm at 3913 Stuart Rd. in Wiota Township lost a 120' by 60' metal equipment shed. Numerous tractors, a combine and other pieces of farm equipment inside all suffered some sort of damage.

Some cattle at that farm were released, but all were returned safely.

A power line was knocked down in that same area. The power company believes it will be tomorrow before power is back up there.

A number of large trees were knocked down at a farm at 10544 Miller Lane in South Wayne. One fell on a car, destroying it.

The farm also lost the roofs off of two sheds.

Just north of that farm, two other buildings suffered damage from trees falling on them.


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