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Storms bring significant damage to LaGrange County
Tuesday Jul 01, 2014 12:09pm
LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray

LAGRANGE – Violent storms that struck LaGrange County after 1 a-m killed one person and left behind considerable damage.

64-year-old Larry Davisson died at Big Long Lake when a tree fell on his home.

Davisson's wife called 9-1-1 to report the tree on the house and that she could not find her husband. Stroh firefighters were dispatched to the home on County Rod 520 South and found Davisson still in the house beneath the tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An excavating company was called to remove the tree.

Traffic moved steadily through downtown LaGrange this morning but there were no traffic lights and no power. Many downtown businesses closed and the LaGrange County Commissioners closed the county courthouse and office building.

Significant damage occurred in the central part of town, with numerous trees down, streets blocked, and houses damaged.

At Parkside Elementary School in LaGrange, the top one-third of the south wall collapsed exposing the rafters. Lakeland School Corporation's Cathy Philip said a structural engineer was called to evaluate the damage, even as workers prepared to seal off the damage from the weather.

On South Townline Road an empty driveway was all that remained of a garage that once stood there. The walls and roof were tossed onto a neighbor's property next door.


Part of a garage litter a neighbor's yard along South Townline Road in LaGrange. (Thunder Country News Photo)
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