Tornado Warning Siren
On vacation 2
Marathon Gas Station and Convenience Store Sign
1″ thick steel on bottom of Marathon sign bent from the tornado.
Marathon Service Station
Marathon Service Station 2
Closeup of all that is left of the Marathon Station’s convenience store.
House and bulldozer
Taco Bell 2
Lawn and Garden store with Wizard of Oz truck over former Nappanee citizen. (Actually, it’s a man changing his tire.)
Utility workers haven’t had a day off since the tornado.
Human Resource Services
The petunias in front of the Lawn and Garden Store in the “Lawn Boy Flower Box” not only survived the storm but sprang back up.
Fairmont Homes 2
Fairmont Homes 3
Fairmont Homes 4
Fairmont Homes 5
Fairmont Homes 6
From Tuesday, October 23, 2007 headlines:
Kevin Yoder is one of many who lost his home. He also lost his business, barn, and many of his animals in the tornado. Monday morning, about 75 people showed up to start the rebuilding process.
Church’s insurance company says the building is not salvageable, and will have to be torn down
Nappanee seeks Federal Aid after 199 homes and 53 businesses either damaged or destroyed
From Wednesday, October 24, 2007 headlines:
Amish-Mennonite Community pulls together to help storm victims rebuild.
Volunteers turned away in Nappanee.
Nappanee residents get help finding employment.