FREEDOM - There is widespread storm damage in Freedom including downed power lines, century old trees toppled and homes destroyed.
The storm ripped the roof off of Dennis Schaetz's house. He lives on McHugh Rd. with his brother Darold. Both were inside when the storm rolled through town.
"I was in bed asleep and just, bang it woke me up and I looked up and the whole roof was gone I was looking at the sky and the rain was pouring in on me in bed," Dennis Schaetz said. "My brother was yelling from the bedroom behind me and I went over there and all of the ceiling had fallen in on top of him so I dug him out. And then we crawled out."
Across the town trees and power lines are down. Highway 55 is closed and several utility poles were snapped by the storm.
"This is as much damage as I've ever seen at one time," said Jim Garvey, deputy fire chief with the Freedom Fire Department. He says the town could be without power for three days.
Despite all the damage, there was only one minor injury reported.
"We've had homes totally demolished, buildings knocked off their foundations and we have no injuries. That's a good thing," Garvey said.
"We're thankful nobody died because the town got hit pretty hard," said Vernon Newhouse, president of the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery Association.
Besides several headstones destroyed, Newhouse says 80 percent of the trees at the cemetery are down. Some were more than 100 years old.
"It was a beautiful cemetery. We were very proud of it. But it's not going to be so pretty no more," Newhouse said.
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