Vincennes residents say aftermath of Wednesday’s storm is unlike anything they’ve seen


KNOX Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Wednesdays storm left many downed trees, closed roads, and damaged businesses in the City of Vincennes.

“I’ve been here 51 years and i’ve never seen the kind of damage we have here in vincennes today … I’ve never seen it before,” said Vincennes resident, John Anderson.

He said he watched as trees fell near his home.

“We were outside just taking a rest because we had been chopping down a tree and the wind started picking up real bad. All of a sudden it took that tree there down all the way across the railroad tracks,” he said.

The campus of Vincennes University wasn’t spared in the storm.

Philosophy professor Bruce Buchanan took photos of the damage to send to his students, since they’re learning from home because of COVID-19.

“One student said she had a tree come right through her house last night. So she wasn’t able to make it to the virtual class today,” he said.

Mayor Joe Yochum said he’s never seen anything storm like that before. He added that it’s another hard hit in this difficult time.

“Here we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 for weeks now and then to have this on top of it just makes things a little bit tougher,” he said.

Knox County is under a travel advisory. Drivers are asked to stay home while city workers clean up the damage.

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