Marion Tornado Damage: Man's Dog Takes Ride In The Storm (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM EST

MARION, Ind. (21Alive) - The path of Sunday's storm is easy to spot southwest of Marion. Power lines were pulled to the ground. The winds even took down a high voltage transmission tower, and several homes are damaged.

"Felt like 70 mph winds, and it just picked the barn up and blew it over the trailer, landed on top of the truck, scattered everything as far as you can see," said Todd Pavey.

It wasn't just Todd's barn that went for a ride in the storm. His dog did too. One of his doghouses was pulled up and blown across the street, while his dog was inside.

"Took my dog on a 200 yard ride in her doghouse, across the field," said Pavey.

Thankfully his dog is okay, and she came running back to the house.

Oreda Murphy lives down the street from Pavey. She had an enclosed porch on the front of her home, but now you would never know anything was there.

"I did see the porch, enclosed, I seen it go," said Oreda Murphy.

The people in the area are now focused on cleaning up the mess. One of Pavey's biggest projects is moving a large tree that's blocking his driveway.

"They say it could be a week or so before we get power. You know, just a lot of clean up," said Pavey.

Although they have a lot of hard work ahead of them Pavey is thankful it wasn't worse.

"Thank God nobody got hurt. All this can be replaced. Nobody got hurt and that's the main thing, and no animals got hurt," said Pavey.

But to replace what's gone could be costly. Pavey says his dad's trailer has a lot of damage. His main barn has damage, and a smaller outbuilding is in pieces. He also lost at least $500 worth of hay.




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