Farmer thankful to still have home after storm hit Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Ind. (WISH) – A family that owns a farm land just south of Mace Indiana is now dealing with the aftermath of the tornadoes that came through Wednesday.

The corn crops used to stand tall are now destroyed and the field is covered with debris from the family barn that stood for about 100 years the property. The homeowner says the barn is now nothing but a pile of rubble. The family is using generators donated from neighbors for power.

Duke Energy crews worked early this morning to bring power back to about 300 homes. They had to restring wire and put poles in the ground. They expect the power to be on between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday.

Meredith Manges wasn’t at home at the time of the storm and says he’s lucky to have a home today.

“We got three sheds here that are destroyed and that’s everything on the property but the house,” said Manges. “We were wondering about the house and then we found out about the house we praised God that we had a house.”

Manges also says he now is just waiting for the insurance adjuster to find out how much damage the storms caused. Also, Montgomery County officials reported no injuries in the area.

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