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Residents begin to clean up storm damage

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Warsaw, Illinois Warsaw, Illinois
Warsaw, Illinois Warsaw, Illinois
Warsw, Illinois Warsw, Illinois
Warsaw, Illinois Warsaw, Illinois
Warsaw, Illinois Warsaw, Illinois
WARSAW, Ill. (WGEM) - Warsaw, Illinois is filled with downed trees and branches after a huge wind storm ripped through the city Monday night.

 "The windows started rattling so I thought I better get up because it was blowing so hard and I no sooner got up and I could see the tree bouncing up and down," Warsaw resident Jeff Thill said.

A massive tree ended up on Thill's home and he says there are a few broken windows, but there is no structure damage
 
The sounds of chainsaws could be heard throughout town because of people trying to clean up the mess that filled yards, streets and the park.

Trees fell onto several vehicles damaging them and knocking down power lines.

Warsaw Mayor Tiffany Murphy says there won't be a big financial burden for the city, but the clean up could take a while.

"We do have three huge trees and with all of the small debris we're going to ask people to put that at the south end of the harbor," Murphy said.

The big question among residents  is where were the warnings by the National Weather Service, after estimated 70 miles-per-hour winds caused all this damage.

"Everybody tells me there were no warnings at all given," Thill said. "I guess it just came up unexpectedly."

"They didn't give an update or warning on anything until the fact of the matter and it was done," Warsaw resident Tina Nichols said.


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