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Storm damage clean-up underway in Adams County


ADAMS CO., Ill. (WGEM) -- When storms rolled through Tuesday night, nearly everybody saw some sort of wind damage. But some of it was much more extensive than others.

"We were very thankful. God was watching out for us, that's for sure." said Kimberly Alford.

Kimberly Alford usually sleeps on the top floor of her house, but decided not to last night because of the storms. And its a good thing because the roof of their two story building was ripped off during strong straight line winds. Kimberly admits she didn't know exactly what had happened last night, but knew it wasn't good.

"I couldn't see anything because it was just totally black out here and then I seen cars trying to get past our road but couldn't. I thought it was down power lines but then realized that it was our roof!" Kimberly said.

Now she will have to deal with the water damage on the inside of her house and replacing the roof, but is happy to have escape unscathed. Kimberly is far from the only one cleaning up today. Penny Bauer took shelter during the storm After a 50 foot tall tree took out half of her barn.

"I feel it very fortunate that it was the barn and not our house. When you look at it as just being property and no one was hurt. you can replace property." said Penny.

After she heard the tree come down she knew these storms took business.

 "Thankfully our daughters weren't here, because they would have been parked there. As soon as we saw how bad the storm was, we called them and told them to stay put. Don't even try to come home" Penny said.

A quick hitting storm, that for some, will take a while to clean up from.

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