Four Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Indiana

Jun 16, 2019

People watch from the Midwest as a severe storm approaches. (File photo)
Credit Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weather officials say severe storms in central Indiana caused floods and produced at least four tornadoes, leaving thousands without power and damaging buildings.

No injuries were reported.

Crews are working to restore power Sunday to roughly 3,500 people.

The National Weather Service says the tornadoes touched down Saturday evening in Owen, Monroe, Marion and Rush counties.

Meteorologists say winds reached 100 mph in Marion County's Beech Grove where the high school was heavily damaged. Fire officials say the corrugated steel roof was ripped off the school.

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has opened a shelter near Beech Grove.
State officials say five people had to be rescued late Saturday as floodwaters surrounded a Hancock County home. Indiana Conservation Officers received a call for help around 11:15 p.m.