Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

https://www.abc57.com/news/antenna-viewers-plan-to-rescan-your-television-on-october-18

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Storm rips through Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. -- Storms finally rolled through Michigan and the Edwardsburg fire department had their hands full.

An enormous tree was hit by lightning on South Shore Drive. It fell in neighbor Kathleen Fleming’s yard and knocked out the street’s power.

“There was a bolt of lightning and then the power went out," said Fleming.

This huge tree knocked down Fleming’s power lines and fell in her yard, but she did not seem to mind.

“I have been praying for rain and when I heard thunder, I was so grateful," said Fleming.

Fleming called 9-1-1 and the Edwardsburg fire crew came to the rescue.

“I called 9-1-1 and they were here within minutes," said Fleming.

Fire Captain Vince Vargo said Fleming’s tree down was one of the many messes he and his guys were cleaning up.

“Right now, we have lines down in several spots throughout the county and there are trees down," said Edwardsburg Fire Captain Vince Vargo.

Currently, the fire captain and his crew are working three incidents, but the captain said he can’t help but be a little relieved the rain finally came.

“Yeah, we needed the rain, just not this much at one time," said Vargo.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?