NWS Confirms Tornadoes In Northern Indiana
Northern Indiana Hit Hard By Overnight Storms
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Severe storms that spawned three tornadoes tore through northern Indiana Saturday night and Sunday morning, leaving a trail of damage.The National Weather Service reported one storm touched down in White County near Lake Freeman about 1 a.m. Sunday, then went into Carroll County near Yeoman, where it damaged a church and marine storage facilities. More: A second touchdown in eastern Carroll County destroyed some hog barns. Both of those tornadoes were classified as EF1, with winds of up to 110 mph.A third tornado touched down just southwest of Grissom Air Force Base in Miami County.Miami County deputies said a home was damaged at 3869 W. 900 South and another flattened at 9635 Strawtown Pike South."(There was) about a four- to six-mile stretch (of storm damage), but it looks like it bounced around a little bit," said Miami County Emergency Management Director Kris Marks. "We're figuring seven to 10 homes were affected in some way."Noble Gilbreath's home he shares with his daughter on County Road 900 South resembles nothing of what it looked like before the storms."I heard a roar, so I started running towards the basement, but I didn't make it, so I laid down in the kitchen," Noble Gilbreath said. "Luckily, nothing fell on me. I thank Jesus for that."The Miami County tornado was the strongest of the three, classified as an EF3, with winds of up to 160 mph.