April 26, 2019

Storms Packing High Winds, Rain Cause Damage In Indiana

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VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say severe storms packing high winds and rain damaged homes in southern and southeastern Indiana.

No injuries were reported following the Thursday evening storms.

Tornado watches or warnings, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings, were issued in several counties as the storms moved across the state. The Jennings County sheriff's office says winds from a possible tornado caused damage near Vernon, including to at least three homes.

Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado was to blame for the damage.

Storm-related damage also was reported near the Decatur County community of Millhousen and in Ripley County. Some power lines also were downed.

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