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Storm Damage May Have Been Caused By a Tornado

Damage was reported in several places around the state. Just south of the metro people believe the photographed a twister.

BROWNSTOWN, Ind.--A farm near Brownstown was one of several places that hjad damage from yesterday's storms. The National Weather Service will survey the damage in Jackson, Lawrence, Bartholomew and Shelby counties to determine in a tornado hit.

"With animals in there and around it, we could have been dealing with dead animals. So, you know it could've been a lot worse. In that case, we're pretty fortunate," said farm owner Michael Isaacs, talking to WISH TV while he looked at his barn and other buildings damaged.

"It could be straight-line winds. I am going to coordinate with the National Weather Service tomorrow to see if there was some rotations or something that could indicate this was a weak tornado," said Duane Davis, with Jackson County Emergency Management.

Several photos and a video taken in Lawrence and Bartholomew counties appeared to show a tornado.

Storm damage was also reported on the Purdue campus. High winds blew over some of the beams that were being constructed on a new building. No one was hurt, but WLFI reports there was some minor damage to equipment. The building will be used for electric power research. 

Purdue started construction on the $25 million facility in September.


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