National Guard member helps out after storms

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – A National Guard member gave a helping hand after Tuesday’s storms.

24-Hour News 8’s Jeff Wagner caught up with Anthony Johnson who said he went to the Bentwood neighborhood just after 2 p.m. to see if anyone needed help.

Johnson went street to street, knocking on doors and going into homes, to check for structural damage.

“Any roof damage, siding damage, I’ve seen some wooden porches that were thrown all over the place,” said Johnson.

Johnson said he saw at least five homes that needed to be red-flagged.

Editor’s note: The governor is the only person who can activate the National Guard. Johnson was not officially activated, nor were any other Guardsmen. He decided on his own to help, and the National Guard’s policy states he should have been in civilian clothing. National Guard officials said Johnson “had good initiative but bad judgment.”

 

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