Clean up for some homeowners could take months

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HENDRICKS COUNTY (WISH) – Clean up from an EF-1 tornado that hit near the Hendricks and Marion County line, could take months for some homeowners.

Workers spent the day assessing the damage and clearing trees from roofs in a neighborhood north of U.S. 40 and west of Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Hendricks County employees spent the morning assessing the damage at each home. In the afternoon, Hendricks County Emergency Management Director Dave Warren took over, checking out upwards of 50 homes.

He says this tornado caused the most damage to homes he’s seen, in Hendricks County.

The last big event he says, were high winds that damaged a dozen homes in Danville in 2010.

“If you’ve seen the video of the size of the storm, that was a pretty powerful tornado,” said Warren.

Over in Cameron Meadows, in Marion County, four homes are unlivable. Indianapolis Homeland Security director Gary Coons said they’d inspected 75 homes with between $5,000 and $20,000 dollars worth of damage.

LuAnn’s insurance agent told her they likely wouldn’t be able to move back into their home, for three months. They’ve already ripped up the flooring and torn out the ceiling.

“No one was hurt, thank God we got to live to see another day,” she said.

Back in Hendricks County, that RV still sat where it slammed into a home. Insurance adjusters got on scene Wednesday afternoon. The families there tell us the Governor stopped by briefly.

“It was nice,” said Phil Lawrence. “They just wanted to make sure we were getting all the support we needed, locally and from the state as well, and from insurance.”

Others 24-Hour News 8 spoke with say they were blown away by the support and the help they’ve been receiving, to clear debris. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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