Homeowners hit with tornado damage now brace for flooding

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Debris still covers the front yards of many homes in Noblesville after a tornado ripped through the area a few days ago.

“We have a tarp up, the corner of our house is missing, our window was blown out,” says Noblesville resident Tania Robbins.

That is just some of the extreme damage Hamilton County residents are dealing with after Wednesday’s EF1 tornado.

“All of our gutters are pretty much destroyed,” says Robbins.

Surveillance video caught a glimpse of the tornado in action. 90 mile an hour winds ripping off parts of the roof and siding, sending them flying into the air. The destruction is not the only issue for those affected by the tornado. They are now facing a flash flood watch which could dump three to five inches of rain this weekend.

“It is overwhelming, it is unbelievable in December to have such a horrific thing happen,” says Robbins.

The heavy rain and flooding could seep into already damaged homes, creating another headache for those who are using tarps to cover gaping holes in their roofs.

“We are just watching and waiting. We have been up on the roof twice, just to check to make sure we caught what we could,” says Robbins.

While families work to dry out the inside of their homes, the rain continues to fall. Residents in Hamilton County are doing everything that they can to protect their homes from further damage.

“Our sump pump is working…we were just in the basement listening to it to make sure,” says Robbins.

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