BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTHI) - Sullivan County Emergency County Agency Director Jim Pirtle and Greene County EMA Roger Axe said Thursday that they are still evaluating the damages in their respective counties, with Pirtle adding that a travel advisory is still in place for Greene County.
11-year-old Aynsley Miller was planning on spending Thursday getting her goats, chickens, and rabbits ready to show at the upcoming Greene County Fair. Instead, the sixth grader was picking up stray shingles as a result of Wednesday night's storms.
"I was pretty scared," said Aynsley Miller, when asked how scared she was when the nasty weather arrived Wednesday.
Aynsley Miller's father, Keith Miller, said he didn't sleep at all. After a night in which severe weather damaged his roof, collapsed his garage, and uprooted the family trampoline, throwing the recreational toy 50 feet into the woods.
"I think we feel a little more relieved that the insurance company has responded already and been out here," said Keith Miller. "But it was pretty traumatic yesterday afternoon."
Jayna Turpin lives a mile away from the Miller family. Turpin spent Thursday cleaning up after the storm demolished her barn of 16 years, seriously damaging an antique tractor and jeep inside the barn, as well as destroying a huge maple tree in the front yard of her house.
"It's really heartbreaking that these storms happened," Keith Miller said. "And people are displaced. Or not able to take care of their places like they should."
Aynsley Miller didn't sugarcoat the condition of her family's residence.
"It's really bad," said Aynsley Miller.
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