Dozens of Tippecanoe County homes damaged by a possible tornado

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (July 17, 2015) -- A powerful storm damaged at least 30 homes in Tippecanoe County, and some of the damage is substantial. It'll be up to the National Weather Service to determine if it was a tornado.

Clyde Roberts says the storm delivered enough force to destroy his garage and everything in it including his pick-up truck.

"I had just got home, looked out. Like I say, the winds picked up and the rain started hitting. It was even blowing in to the front door," Roberts recalled.

Next door, the storm was doing a number on Chris Wickes' home.

"Some windows are broken, holes in the roof, furniture and landscaping is all gone, all the trees are gone, but it's just stuff," Wickes said.

In the midst of destruction, there is plenty of kindness. Members of the Dayton United Methodist Church, Wickes' church, volunteered their time by firing up the chainsaws to help clean up his driveway, as well as Roberts'.

"It was just amazing to see the outpouring of people from our church that just started pouring out here. We've probably got more chainsaws than we'd ever need, but it's just a wonderful experience," said church member John Shideler.

As bad as the damage is, there are no reports of serious injuries.

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