Homeowners continue cleanup after Tuesday’s tornado


PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – The rebuilding process is underway after Tuesday’s tornado in Plainfield.

On Thursday, Plainfield contractors assessed the damage at a home on County Road 1050, where the tornado tossed an RV through the front door.

“It’s kind of unbelievable, I’m just ready for the process to get moving forward,” said Becky Rackley, whose home was damaged on Tuesday.

Hendricks County officials say the home is the only one that’s a total loss, but Rackley’s contractor said it may be salvageable.

“Luckily, this home was built pretty well. It’s a non-standard item so it’s a little more robust so it’s going to be pretty significant, but easy to repair for us,” said Jim Krueger, Estimating Manager for Moore Restoration.

Krueger says repairs to Rackley’s home would cost more than $75,000.

Officials said more than 50 homes were examined for damage.

In most cases, damage was related to toppled trees, downed fences and dents and dings from flying objects.

County officials say their full assessment on all affected properties will take a few more days.

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