Monday night’s severe weather snuck up on residents of Nokomis, and the city was hit especially hard by strong winds. The storm blew in at around 11 p.m. Monday night knocking down tree limbs and power lines all over town.
Joe Gasparich is the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Coordinator in Nokomis. He describes the damage in the city, saying this was not your average severe thunderstorm damage.
A 50-year-old female was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital for possible injuries after her home partially collapsed because of a tree falling on the home. Gasparich says he hopes the National Weather Service comes out to survey damage in the town.
Gasparich reminds everyone that the first call you should make if you have damage to your home is to your insurance company. Make sure to take pictures of the damage for insurance purposes. He also says that if you have debris, make sure to take it to the curb because those coming in to collect the debris cannot come on private property.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettlekamp and EMA Director Mike Crews both said there was not any major damage in Christian County reported to them. We will bring you updates if reports come in from Christian County.