(KMOV) – Strong winds knocked down trees and big limbs in the New Baden neighborhood Thursday as a quick damaging storm rolled through.
The damage was centered around New Baden, Ill., right on the border with St. Clair County.
Residents say the storm came in quick, describing it as a wall of white rain as it hit the neighborhood around 4 p.m.
A lot of clean-up work is ahead for these residents with trees snapped in half and fences mangled.
One homeowner lost a tree that his daughter-in-law planted about 18 years ago but he is glad no one was hurt.