Sudden, intense storm batters Taylor; downs trees and knocks out power for many residents

 
The sound of small generators could be heard throughout neighborhoods in Taylor that were still without power Wednesday afternoon. 
 
“It was real quick, real sudden and real intense," said Jeff McDonald of the storm that rolled through around dinner time on Tuesday.  
 
Evidence of the punch this storm packed is fairly wide spread throughout the community.
 
Al Blankenbach watched from his porch as the storm approached and then took refuge inside his home.  
 
“Some other people said they saw debris in the air," Blankenbach told Action News. "Don’t know. That I didn’t see. I only saw my tree go to pieces.” 
 
The top of his neighbor’s tree blew onto his garage and pieces of a large tree across the street wound up in his front yard.
 
On Belledale Street, just off Beech Daly, tree service crews were hard at work to clear away with chain saw the devastation left by Mother Nature’s fury.
 
Jamie Mitchell was at home with her young son. The warning she received came from her dog, who started barking loudly. 
 
“All the trees went sideways and you could just see this like funnel of wind, " Mitchell said. "It was the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life.”
 
While in the safety of the basement, Mitchell heard a loud crash. A large tree located in the front of the house came down, smashing into her Ford Edge which was parked in the driveway.  The vehicle was heavily damaged but Mitchell said it likely prevented the tree was smashing into her garage.
 
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