Pendleton, IN Storm Update

5/31/2019 9:00 AM

Clean up efforts continue today in southern Madison County, IN including Pendleton. Specialized disaster recovery clean up teams are in the area helping with clean up while large trucks and trailers are allowing debris away from the curb side.
Preliminary Damage Assessment Numbers have been released and can be found on our website at: Preliminary Damage Assessment Figures

We continue to remind citizens to be alert for safety while they are cleaning and working in the tornado damaged areas. Hazards can include, falling limbs, falling trees, cuts, lacerations, heat exhaustion, and cardiac related medical issues. If you need help, contact 911 for EMS assistance.

We do not need donations of goods. We ask businesses and organizations, please not send donated items. We are asking businesses and citizens who would like to make a donation to use our website for monetary donations. Monetary Disaster Relief Donations

If you are in Madison County and sustained any damage from the May 27 tornado, please visit 211 Get Connected to fill out our disaster relief form. If you are in need of additional assistance resources are available on our website or dial 2-1-1. #PendletonINStorm

5/30/2019 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) has been closed as of 5:00 PM today. In just two days, over 400 volunteers registered to work in Pendleton and nearby neighborhoods. Volunteers have helped with chain saws, shovels, brooms, and even cleaning out flower beds by hand. “Without these volunteers, we would have never been able to help those in need the way we have over the past 48 hours” said Kim Hatfield-Rogers, from the United Way of Madison County.

Even though the VRC is being shut down, volunteer efforts will continue thru the weekend in coordination with the Indiana State VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters) utilizing highly specialized disaster response teams. Starting next week, volunteers will be coordinated on an as needed basis by scheduling these specialized disaster response teams and deploying them to specific areas in need.

The American Red Cross will remain at the Pendleton Christian Church (1170 S Pendleton Ave), providing assistance to families who have been impacted by this tornado.

JUNE JAMBOREE WILL GO ON!

June Jamboree, in Falls Park, will go on next week starting Tuesday 6/4/2019 at 5:00 PM. The festival will be operating on generators for portable power due to power still being out in Falls Park.

Thursday 2:00 PM

Volunteers – Volunteer Reception Center opened at 9:00 127 volunteers registered today.

EMS Calls Related to the Storm and Recovery: 1 (Monday night)

DONATION REQUEST: Anyone who is able to help facilitate dump truck to support the clean up efforts, we are in need. Please contact Jessica Bastin 317-370-5265

Thursday 6:00 AM

Power Outage – approximately 170 (down from 4,500 shortly after the incident)
Volunteers – Volunteer Reception Center opens at 9:00 AM (270 registered on Wednesday)
EMS Calls Related to the Storm and Recovery: 1 (Monday night)

All roads are now open in Pendleton, IN. There will be some roving road blocks throughout the day as utility crews and tree cleaning services are working in the area.

Falls Park remains closed at this time.

Volunteer Reception Center opens at 9:00 AM to register and coordinate volunteers who are wanting to come to Pendleton and help clean.

We do not need donations brought to Pendleton, IN. We ask anyone who would like to make a donation, please make monetary donations to Monetary Disaster Relief Donations

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Power Outage – approximately 700
Volunteers Registered: 241
EMS Calls Related to the Storm and Recovery: 1 (Monday night)

The restrictions in the SW corner of Pendleton will be lifted. State Street (St Rd 38) will be opened again. Falls Park will remain closed and there will be short term road restrictions while utility and tree removal crews are working.

All South Madison schools will re-open on Thursday.

Red Cross shelter at Pendleton Heights High School has been shut down as of 12:00 PM today.

Damage Assessment is complete. As soon as we have tallied numbers of damaged structures, we will release this information to the public and the media.

We do not need donations of goods. We ask businesses and organizations, please not send donated items. We are asking businesses and citizens who would like to make a donation to use our website for monetary donations. Monetary Disaster Relief Donations

2 Dumpsters are being placed in the community for citizens to use to dump their waste. Methodist Church State Street (delivered Thursday morning – Food Waste) and Browns Pool on Water Street (on site now)

We remind citizens to call 211 if they have questions or unmet needs.

Rolling food trucks from the Red Cross and Salvation Army will continue thru Thursday in the areas impacted by the storm.

Wednesday 9:00 AM

A Volunteer Reception Center is being opened at the Pendleton Christian Church 1170 S Pendleton Ave beginning at 10:00 AM.

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Sixteen and Seventeen year olds must have an adult supervisor. Volunteers must bring a photo identification card, gloves, and work shoes. ALL volunteers must check in at the VRC BEFORE beginning work.


Tuesday 3:00 PM

Here is a map showing the new area where residents are asked to Shelter In Place. The red highlighted area shows the perimeter which law enforcement is preventing motorists.

On Wednesday a Volunteer Reception Center is expected to open to help manage volunteers who wish to come and help with the clean up process. We will have more information on the VRC later tonight.

Donations can be accepted at Monetary Donations Website

If you are in Madison County and sustained any damage from the May 27 tornado, please visit 211 Get Connected to fill out our disaster relief form. If you are in need of additional assistance resources are available on our website or dial 2-1-1. #PendletonINStorm

Tuesday 11:45 AM

NWS has confirmed this was an EF-2 Tornado with winds between 111-135 MPH.

Some areas of Pendleton have begun to have power restored.

Tuesday 11:00 AM

Donations can be accepted at https://www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=102

The National Weather Service has declared this storm as a TORNADO that struck Pendleton. We do not know the size of this tornado, our partners at the NWS are still assessing the damage.

Tuesday 5-28-2019 7:00 AM

Pendleton, IN remains closed off to motorists. Indiana State Police and local law enforcement units have setup a perimeter closing the town to vehicles. State St. (State Road 38) thru Pendleton is CLOSED. State Road 67 North and South is open thru Pendleton.

Approximately 4,200 residents are without power. Utility crews have worked throughout the night on utility lines on the ground. Utility crews from other communities are coming in to assist with repairs. There is no estimated time when repairs will be completed.

Residents are still requested to Shelter In Place and remain inside homes for safety. Pendleton Heights High School is currently open as a shelter for anyone needing a place to go. Anyone needing shelter, please enter thru the main entrance. As the sun is coming up, we ask people do not start working outside around your home on repairs.

Once the Town of Pendleton lifts the Shelter in Place, and residents are able to go outside and assess the damage. Please contact your insurance company and make sure repairs are coordinated thru insurance. Beware of contractors who “show up” at your home to make repairs. Law Enforcement will be patrolling watching for clean up crews and scammers.

At this time, we are NOT ready for volunteers to assist with clean up. Volunteers will be coordinated thru our COAD (County Organizations Active in a Disaster) which are nongovernmental response organizations. We encourage citizens who want to assist with clean up efforts, to watch social media for important information about volunteering. We will post instructions when we are ready for this help.