Clinton County family left picking up the pieces after storm barrels through

A Clinton County family is picking up the pieces after heavy storms destroyed their property.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018 11:33 PM
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 12:16 AM

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Clinton County family is picking up the pieces after heavy storms destroyed their property. Samantha Kirkendall's property was destroyed. 

Heavy stroms and straight line winds barreled through her and her husband's backyard. 

The storms ripped the roof off a barn, knocked down trees and wiped out rows of corn. 

Kirkendall said the storm came out of nowhere, leaving her and her husband with no time to prepare.

"We were able to run to the bathroom and he covered us up with a blanket and a couple minutes later it was gone," said Kirkendall. 

Her biggest concern was an old tree that somehow managed to fall over perfectly.

"If it would have fell the other way it would have destroyed the house with us in it so I'm sad to see the tree go but I'm glad it went the way it did," said Kirkendall. 

The family has their work cut out for them over the next few days, but Kirkendall is glad to know they aren't in it alone.

"Everybody has been reaching out, what can we do to help what do you need which has been very overwhelming on our part, my husband and I are paramedics we're not use to receiving help, we are the ones that give it," said Kirkendall. 

But this is help the Kirkendalls are willing to accept.

"We have our work cut out for us for sure," said Kirkendall. 

At this point the National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado.

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