Homes damaged in Bentwood neighborhood

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Homeowners were scrambling to put tarps on their homes Tuesday as rain continued after roofs sustained damage when a likely tornado hit the Hendricks/Marion county line.

The damage was in the Bentwood subdivision. The damage left holes in roofs that were large enough to see the sky while standing inside.

“I could feel that the house was rattling and I could hear a bunch of stuff blowing around,” resident Kevin McFarland said. “I came to the window, I couldn’t see anything because the wind was just so high.”

McFarland said the visibility made him decide to go downstairs for shelter. His shingles were torn off and a tree is missing from his yard.

According to the president of the Homeowners Association, none of the homes in the neighborhood have basements, so everyone had to take shelter on their first floor where it was most safe.

Emergency crews quickly responded to the area to help. Residents told 24-Hour News 8 Reporter Jeff Wagner they were impressed by how quickly people responded to help them. Plainfield Department of Public Works also came in to lend a helping hand, removing tree debris in roadways and cutting down heavy branches in yards.

Several roofing companies flooded the area to offer residents their help to cover homes. Homeowners however, should be cautious of home repair scammers that may take advantage of them.

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