Storm Packs a Punch in Downtown Plymouth


Plymouth residents are cleaning up after yesterday’s midday storm downed several trees in Centennial Park and elsewhere in the city. Dave Cooper with the Plymouth Park Department tells our reporting partner WNDU-TV that the nasty weather moved through in about 20 minutes, but that was enough time to rip a 12 foot metal pole from its cement footing at the park’s amphitheater and take down about half a dozen trees and branches. A tree also crashed through the roof of the Trinity United Methodist Church parsonage on South Michigan Street. Rev. Mark Need and members of his family were home at the time, but nobody was injured. Crews from the Marshall County Highway Department were called out to remove 16 trees and branches from the roadways.