GREATER LAFAYETTE AREA, Ind. (WLFI) - A line of strong storms moved through the WLFI viewing area Monday night. The storms brought strong wind gusts and lightning.
According to WLFI Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans early storm reports observed a 70 mile-per-hour wind gust near Mt. Ayer along with limbs and power poles down between County Roads 500 and 800 North on Route 55. There were reports of power lines down near Morocco as well.
Other wind reports are as follows:
- Morocco: 54 mph
- WLFI-TV: 51 mph
- Southside of Lafayette: 40 mph
- Jasper County Airport: 31 mph
- Rensselaer: 41 mph
- Fowler: 55 mph
- Monticello: 30 mph
- Winamac: 31 mph
- Attica: 36 mph
- Fulton County Airport: 50 mph
Some other reports of damage include a tree down on power lines at Point West II in Tippecanoe County, just off Klondike Road. A tree fell across the roadway. The Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department evacuated residents near the tree. Firefighters said no lines were down but power was out throughout part of the park. No injuries were reported.
Across the county in Battle Ground, a tree fell and knocked out at power in the the 200 block of Jewett Street. The tree was removed and power was restored by 10:30 Monday night.
In Newton County, dispatchers said trees were down throughout the county. There was also a report of driver stranded in a vehicle on State Road 55 because of power lines down.
Carroll County had one large tree down across U.S. 421 and 150 South.
Benton County dispatchers say trees were down throughout the county.
Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Warren and White counties did not have any reports of major damage.
Further storm reports can be found on Chad's blog.
Storm Reports | CHAD'S BLOG
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