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Storms Bring Fallen Trees and Limbs

(La Porte, IN) - Quite a few trees and limbs fell during  weekend storms that brought several inches of rain along with high winds.   


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner says his crews responded to about 40 calls down trees and limbs which took down power lines in some cases.  Werner said most of the down trees and limbs were on Saturday.  “They were kind of spread out throughout the whole county again.  With these pop up storms, they come up anywhere and usually they’re pretty volatile at the beginning,” he said.


Werner says his crews were still cleaning up some the fallen trees and limbs that came down in storms the previous weekend.  He expects the clean-up to last for another two weeks or so because of the additional trees and limbs that came down this past weekend.


La Porte Street Department Superintendent Mike Frase said his workers responded to clean up just two fallen trees on Ohio Street and Michael Court.


About 2.5 inches of rain came down in the City of La Porte from Thursday through Sunday, according to official measurements by the water department. 

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