The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local News

January 27, 2014

Wind plays havoc in Anderson

Warming stations available in Madison County

ANDERSON — An Anderson couple received a rude awakening Monday morning when they woke up to a tree on top of their house.

Doug Lum, 79, lives on Scatterfield Road with his wife, Ruth. He said that around 11 p.m. Sunday they were going to bed when they heard a loud noise outside.

"We thought a limb had fallen onto our carport," Lum said. "But we got up and couldn't see anything."

The morning light the next day showed them the damage was far greater than a limb on a carport.

Lum said the ceiling of their laundry room had caved in and there were branches and pieces of their roof all over the front yard. Then his wife looked out back and saw the tree that used to stand in their backyard was now on top of their house.

Wind gusts Sunday night were recorded up to 60 miles per hour in some places across the state. Pendleton recorded one as high as 59.

That gusting wind was what pushed Lum's oak tree onto his house.

"It had to be a really powerful wind gust," Lum said. "Because the roots have been ripped out of the ground and this is a pretty good-sized tree."

Lum said no one was injured and there was nothing they could do until a tree removal team got there to take the tree down and cover the damaged ceiling.

Despite the collapsed ceiling in the laundry room and some crushed roof joists, Lum said they didn't lose power and still have plenty of heat keeping the house warm.

Lum's power stayed on and there weren't a lot of reported power outages anywhere in Madison County on Monday. But with wind and subzero temperatures, several agencies opened warming stations just in case someone did lose power. The locations opened Monday and will run through Tuesday.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0420 - Ellks - JC 2a Former Elks building being reborn Just months after it closed, the former Anderson Elks Lodge could be reopening as a banquet hall and catering service. The Anderson Plan Commission on Tuesday will consider a rezoning request from James D. Sargent and Nettie Cox to rezone the building from residential to industrial use.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - egg drop - 30.jpg Helicopter aids in Easter egg drop

    Four months of planning was gone in about one minute on the Lapel football field Saturday as The River Church held its third annual Easter egg drop. Church pastor Tyson Priest found out more than 22,000 plastic eggs don’t last long when hundreds of local children are racing to pick them up as quickly as possible. But he didn’t seem to mind.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - Funderburk - 04 Man tries to restore father's tainted legacy When news broke earlier this month that the Anderson Dental Clinic had been shut down and several employees, including owner Sally Metzner, had been arrested, Mark Funderburk's main concern was the patients. "A lot of them kept going there because of my dad even after he passed away," he said. "And they didn't deserve this."

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0420 - FEMA Kokomo Flooding 03 FEMA’s disaster decisions frustrate state, local leaders FEMA denied the state’s request to declare a “major disaster” after tornadoes swept Indiana last November, despite millions of dollars in damages. The decision prompted protests from Indiana’s Congressional delegation, and it stoked growing frustrations with FEMA, especially in the Midwest.

    April 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • Wagons for Warriors asks for donations

    The Pendleton American Legion post is accepting donations for a project called Wagons for Warriors.

    April 19, 2014

  • Mounds State Park hosts birding weekend featuring live hawk Mounds State Park will go to the birds April 25-27 as the park hosts “Bird the Mounds.”

    April 19, 2014

  • Tim Kean: Can we have a 'A New State of Mind?' I have recently read some great articles about people coming together to make a difference in the lives of children facing food insecurity. The collective effort of a group can provide some much-needed food to kids who may not have a meal when they return home from school or during the weekend.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: County may eliminate Data Processing Board

    Action two weeks ago by the Madison County Commissioners to close Data Processing Board meetings to the public might run afoul of the Indiana Open Door law, and a local resident is considering filing a complaint with the Public Access Counselor’s office for a determination.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: April 20

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    April 19, 2014

  • BIZ - HB0420 - Scott wise -TM Gaining an edge and spreading the word in 2014 Scott owner of Scotty’s Brewhouse with locations in Indianapolis, Muncie, Mishawaka and Bloomington, encourages business owners to interact with customers and use powerful tools such as Twitter, Facebook or even with a blog to their advantage.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

March Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook