Sunday, April 02, 2006

After the second bout of bad weather in three days, we seem to be OK


Once again, Clay County fared better than our neighbors to the east.
A line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornado warnings in counties east of Brazil, but according to the Clay County Sheriff's Dept., the only damage reported in Clay County as of 9:45 p.m. Sunday were some downed trees. No injuries had been reported, according to a dispatcher on duty.
A "Doppler-indicated" tornado warning was issued for northwest Clay County earlier in the evening, according to WTHR-TV, Indianapolis. However, that line of storms quickly headed north of Clay County into Parke County, affecting Rosedale and headed toward Rockville.
Storms did knock out power in northeastern Clay County for a period of time. It was not immediately known how many area residents lost electric service Sunday night.
The full amount of damage may not be fully known until after sunrise, Monday.
Severe weather blew through Sullivan County, knocking WTWO-TV, Farmersburg, Ind., off the air for a period of time and causing some equipment in the station to malfunction, reported Meteorologist Dan Reynolds after the station went back on the air.
Putnam County residents suffered large hail and damaging winds, WTHR-TV reported. There was also a possible tornado that touched down near Greencastle.
Sunday night's storm came on the heels of rough weather Friday that deposited rain and dime-sized hail on Clay County.
That line of storms passed through Shelby and Johnson County in Indiana and also spawned a tornado that was classified as an F2 and was reported to be 17-miles wide at its widest point. It destroyed six homes in one area south of Indianapolis as well as doing much other damage.