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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -
year ago, storms ripped through Springfield Township, causing thousands of
dollars in damage and even killing one man. Now, it's hard to tell that
neighborhood saw such devastation.
just started to rain, and then it got really black. Then 45 seconds later, the
wind came and it lasted for about 30 seconds," said Dennis Waldrogel,
describing the storm. "Then it was over with and you walked outside and you
couldn't believe it."
look a lot different now than they did one year ago, after storms ripped up
trees and tossed them back down like twigs. Some ended up in people's homes,
one on top of a car, killing
in Springfield Township were bruised, but they say they weren't broken.
I saw, more than anything else, was just a real resolve to not just sit back
and do nothing and feel sorry for themselves," said Bob Bethel. "Instead, they
jumped in and started to clean up."
mess cost the city about $50,000 to clean up. After a few weeks, things started
to return to normal. Residents say the storms turned the place upside down, but
also brought them together.
can't say it's like a [Hurricane] Katrina, or anything, but the neighborhood
really came together to help out everybody else," Waldrogel said.