2012 has been a summer of record heat and dry conditions, but on Thursday a record that was a welcome sight was set.
2.06 inches of rain fell on South Bend, breaking the old record of 2.04” set way back in 1896. However, people in Mishawaka got even more – 2.9 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
More than 2 inches of wet stuff was also reported in La Porte with other parts of Michiana getting lots of rain as well.
Overnight storms moved through the area with their sights set on New Carlisle and Graeber Farms.
"It came through pretty good," said John Graeber, owner of Graeber Farms. "You couldn't see 10 feet. It was coming down good."
With the stormy start to the day over, the damage was easy to see. Graeber's horses are okay, but his trees and barn took a beating.
Graeber said his horse trailer, farm equipment and welders were damaged in the storm.
Throughout New Carlisle, chippers and chainsaws were hard to miss.
Downed trees left a path of destruction all over the town with many yards ruined, houses damaged, and power knocked out.
"It was major," said Mark Skwirtz, who cut damaged trees. "I saw a line snapped in half. I knew there was a lot of weight on the power lines."
Tom Miles and his family were trapped in their driveway with no way out.
"It sounded like a tornado coming through," said Miles. "We didn't know if it was going to come on the house or not. It was pretty scary."
"I have a 9-year-old daughter. She was just terrified," said Miles. "I couldn't turn on the radio to block the noise because the electric was out."