Storms Cause Damage in Northwest Indiana

Thousands left without power Friday night

Residents in northwest Indiana were cleaning up Friday evening after a line of storms caused damage and knocked out power to thousands.

High winds downed trees and powerlines and several homes and vehicles were damaged, including a barn in Hebron, which was completely toppled.

A 91 MPH wind gust was measured at Fort Wayne International Airport shortly before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

As of 8 p.m., NIPSCO reported that approximately 19,000 customers were without power, with the hardest hit areas including Goshen, Kewanna, Knox, Monterey, North Webster, Walkerton and Warsaw.
In Valparaiso, a woman was trapped in her car when a large tree fell on top of her, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

In Elkhart, WSBT-TV reported a large tree limb fell on an ice cream van and the driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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