High winds topple trees, flip cars in northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - High winds caused significant damage in northern Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, emergency officials said.

Miami County Emergency Management and the Peru Fire Department were assessing the damage, which included trees down and vehicles overturned.

Businesses along Main Street reported significant damage. There was also damage to a park.

RTV6 learned that at least one mobile home was destroyed by strong winds.

About a dozen cars were damaged and one home was possibly destroyed after a large tree fell onto the house.

Witnesses described hearing a train-like sound and said the sky turned from day to night in an instant.

Emergency management official Dave Moon said the most severe injury reported was a broken toe.

Emergency management officials hoped to restore power to the area by Thursday morning.

Officials in Blackford County and Hartford City said there were reports of several trees and power lines down due to the high winds.

No injuries were reported in Hartford City.

Officials reported many tree limbs down and power outages in Madison County just east of Lapel.

Public safety officials also observed heavy damage to residences and barns in the area from downed trees and limbs.

There could be several hundred thousands of dollars worth of damage done to crop fields. Several fields were flattened from the damaging wind.

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