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Michiana cleans up trees and debris after Monday's storm

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As storms continue to threaten, many are still cleaning up from the first round.

83-year-old Pat Grooms was busy after a tree fell on her Granger home. "There was debris all over the place. It was really scary"

She says she is used to storms. "I've been here 30 or 40 years and I've had many storms. I had a weeping willow that fell on the house, really did a lot of damage years ago."

And once again, she says her home was right in the middle of the storm. "The wind really started blowing up real hard and all of the sudden I hear this crash and this great big tree that I was planning on cutting down crashed on my front porch."

She says she was expecting bad weather, but she wasn't ready for this. "I knew I was going to get some branches, but I had no idea that the tree was going to fall on my house."

She says she was home alone when the storm hit Monday night. "I was inside watching TV and I heard a crack and I heard this great big crash and I thought 'oh that's the tree.'"

Now her family is helping with the cleanup.

Others turned to professionals like Disaster Pro Services. President Kurt Gabrielson says he has seen every kind of damage. "Trees down, trees on houses, shingles blown off, water damage inside, trampoline through the side of a house, a lot."

He says they're working around the clock to get things cleaned up. With more storms on the way, he says be prepared. "You see something like this, right away you need to stop anymore damage from happening, water coming in and wrecking everything."

But Grooms isn't worried about what's coming next, she says the damage has already been done. "At least this tree's down so I don't think the other trees are in danger so hopefully that will be it."

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