No one is injured after

thunderstorms producing

strong, straight line winds

caused damage yesterday

(Sunday) evening on several

farms in Lafayette County.

Authorities say they received

several calls from the Woodford

area. It’s in the eastern part

of the county. Among the

damages, a shed on the

Tom and Denise Wellnitz

Farm on Stuart Road in the

Town of Wiota. Equipment

inside the shed…including

several tractors and a combine

have been damaged. A power

line in the area was also knocked

down, cutting-off electricity

to the area.

Lafayette County authorities

have also received reports of

damage at Mark and Marlene

Rygh farm on Miller Lane

in rural South Wayne.

Several trees were knocked

down on their farm, with

one falling on a car and

destroying it. The roofs

were blown off two sheds

on the Rygh farm. Just

north of the Rygh farm,

two other buildings were

damaged as trees were

blown down on top of


More damage reports

are coming from the

Townships of Monticello

and Gratiot. A barn was

destroyed by strong winds

on property owned by

Duane Lueck of rural

Gratiot. A number of

large trees were also

knocked down on the

property. Also reported

to the Lafayette County

Emergency Management

was a tree that fell on a

garage about one-mile

west of the Lueck Farm.

The garage is owned by

Tom and Diane Walker

of rural Gratiot.


Authorities say no one

was a witness to anything

other than strong, straight

line winds from the storms.

If you know of any additional

damage from Sunday’s

storms in Lafayette County,

call Lafayette County

Emergency Management at


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