Wind damage near Mardenis, Indiana (Huntington County)
July 18, 1997, 4:15pm

Unroofed home.  Used to have a front porch anchored in cement...porch blew up and over the home into the back yard.  Damage estimate was placed at $5,000.  Nobody was hurt.
Remaining stump of an apple tree that was blown forty feet away.
The debris here is the front porch that was torn from the front of the home and dropped in the back yard.
The crumpled metal in the foreground is the roof of the home.  The rubble behind the metal is the front porch, which blew up and over the home and was dumped here in the back yard.
Insulation and roofing material blown off the home.  In the distant upper right corner is a felled tree.
Unroofed home.  Debris here is the remains of the front porch that was ripped from the other side of the home.
Unroofed home.  Debris here is the remains of the front porch that was ripped from the other side of the home.
The wind tore an apple tree from the ground, which then bounced off the gravel driveway producing the large divot you see here, and came to rest in the background of the picture about 40 feet from where it had been standing before the storm.
Small maple tree split by the high winds.

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