Staff photo by Michael Thomason
Joel and Kathy Mendiola's home in Madisonville was lifted off its foundation during Thursday
They spent the evening at a shelter set up by the Red Cross.
|Published: 8:45 AM, 04/15/2013
||Last updated: 8:45 AM, 04/15/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
hoping for a quiet evening received quite a jolt Thursday night when
a storm ripped through the area.
The National Weather Service will
determine if at least some of the damage was caused by a tornado.
As of late Friday, officials believed a
combination of straight-line winds up to 110 mph and a possible
tornado as well caused the destruction.
The damage was evident and the storm
made for some scary moments.
"We heard a roar and went to look out
the front windows," said Philpott Drive resident Holley Johnson. "Everything was sideways! Limbs and leaves were sticking to
the front of the house and all in the carport. We were lucky that the
only thing we lost was a shutter!"
Her neighbor was not so lucky, as a
50-year-old oak tree smashed into their home.
The weather was bad most everywhere in
Monroe County, but Madisonville seemed to bear the brunt of it, from
the Gudger/Chestua Road area to a neighborhood just before
Madisonville Middle School on Oak Grove Road.
See full story in the Sunday, April 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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