Miraculously, there were no reported injuries. Utility crews, city workers, neighbors and volunteers from all around worked hard over the next days and even weeks to pull trees from homes, clean up debris, and restore power to the more than 30,000 people experiencing outages.
Perhaps the most shared pictures and videos of the storm were of the fallen steeple at Oakland Heights Baptist Church on Judson Road. The church was founded in 1957 and has long been a mainstay of the community. The tall white steeple spiraling toward the sky was an iconic landmark to locals. It took 2 cranes and 4 hours to get the toppled 25,000 pound spire to the ground.
RLM General Contractors is happy to be helping this loving church community with repairs and replacement of the steeple for their sanctuary.