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Tornadoes rip through Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA

Tornado Alert

The National Weather Service has confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes ripped through Tippecanoe County during Friday’s storms.
 
According to 24-Hour News 8 sister station, WLFI, Tippecanoe County Emergency Management and NWS Meteorologist Dan McCarthy spent Saturday morning accessing the damage caused by the storm. He said although the tornadoes’ paths were not very long, they produced wind speeds up to 100 mph.
 
“When a thunderstorm begins to put out its down drafts, the down drafts are so strong that when they intersect they do little spins,” said McCarthy. “Those little spins will be on the ground for the length of maybe three football fields to four football fields at the most, but can create a lot of damage.”
 
McCarthy says the tornadoes tore through southeastern portions of Tippecanoe County, and uprooted trees and damaged power lines. He said several homes experienced minor damage, but two garages were heavily affected by the storm.
 
Tippecanoe County EMA director Smokey Anderson said areas along Newcastle Road and in the Meadow Ridge Subdivision were some of the hardest hit areas, but he said there were no major injuries.
 
However, Anderson said crews are still working to clean up debris and advises drivers to be cautious if they are driving through areas with storm damage.
Courtesy of wishtv.com

Severe storm destroys airport hangar near Big Sandy, USA

Severe thunderstorms tore through north central Montana on Wednesday evening.

KRTV has received a couple reports of damage from across the region as of 8:45 p.m. Wednesday

Viewer Shelley Chauvet tells us an airport hangar was destroyed near Big Sandy and debris was thrown across her pasture.

Chauvet said, “It just got really really dark and it felt like it was going to hail and then all of a sudden it just started to pour rain and the hail started coming and the hail, was very intense and you could hardly see the trees out in front of our house. Then we started seeing pieces of something white blowing and we thought it was just tin off of somebody’s building or garage or something. Then all of a sudden a huge chunk of the roof of the hangar blew across the highway and into our horse pasture and you could see then as the storm let up if you looked over towards the airport you could see that the building was absolutely demolished.”

The National Weather Service in Great Falls says the storms produced golf ball to ping pong ball-sized hail in several areas, which may have damaged crops and other small buildings.

A trained spotter in Harlem reported power lines were blown down in Harlem in Blaine County around 8:15 p.m. A small fire was started, but there’s no word on whether or not it was put out.

We’ll pass along any additional reports of storm damage as we get them.

Major storm damage in central Kansas, train blown off tracks, USA

Train derailment photo from the Kansas Highway Patrol
Train derailment photo from the Kansas Highway Patro

A fast moving thunderstorm brought wind damage to portions of central Kansas Wednesday evening. Wind gusts were estimated at 60 to 80 miles-per-hour. The most severe damage was in Galva in McPherson County.

Wind blew over a train west of Galva around 6:20 p.m.  There are reports of roof damage in several areas of McPherson County.

There are many reports of power lines down, along with tree damage. Several reports of hail were also received.

A command post was set up at the Galva fire station to handle storm damage reports.

The storm moved northeast in Dickinson County. Wind gusts there were reported up to 65 miles-per-hour and golf ball size hail.

Tree damage was reported around Carlton and there is a report of a home 6 miles southeast of Abilene where windows were knocked out by wind or hail.