Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tornado Confirmed in NW Indiana

I was up fairly late last night watching the storm out of my window (not a smart idea, but it was fun). It appears that Griffith got hit the hardest. The NWI Times reported that Griffith has been declared a disaster area, and that they had to begin evacuating people from the Mansard Apartments late last night. The Red Cross has been providing food and shelter to residents with damaged homes today. The Times also reports:
"Monday's storms had killed power to about 33,000 NIPSCO customers as of 9:30 p.m., said spokesman Larry Graham. About 200,000 homes and businesses were without power in Illinois at 9:30 p.m., said ComEd spokesman Joe Trost. Lansing accounted for about 10,000 of those customers, he said."

"National Weather Service meteorologists did not immediately confirm any tornado touchdowns. But trained spotters reported high-rotation winds in DeKalb and Kane counties in northeastern Illinois. Meteorologist Brad Churchill said 60-mph to 80-mph winds were expected."

I wonder how many people are still without power today. Probably quite a few. How did the storm affect you? Did you have any damage? NWI Connect would love to hear your story....

1 comment:

briefs said...

Valpo had strong winds, and a ton of trees down.

Power was still out in many place near downtown at 11 p.m. when I was out there trying to help a few people out.