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Crews working to assess damage after eight tornadoes in Central Indiana

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 20:37:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Cities across the southern parts of Central Indiana are assessing the damage after multiple reports of tornadoes from Saturday night.

The National Weather Service says at least eight tornadoes were in Indiana on Saturday.

NWS is sending crews to survey damage in other parts of Central Indiana where possible tornadoes were spotted.

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Beech Grove
After a tornado touched down Saturday night, crews are working to assess the damage in Beech Grove.

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Residents are reporting damage to homes, businesses and the Beech Grove High School.

The American Red Cross has a shelter set up for those who need a place to stay.

At least 24 families have been displaced, Mayor of Beech Grove Dennis Buckley said.

No injuries have been reported, Buckley said.

The Department of Public Works is picking up limbs and other debris people are leaving out on the curb.

NWS said a second tornado in Marion County touched down briefly near Brookville Road and East Raymond Street.

Monore County
In Monroe County, at least 32 homes were damaged, Allison Moore of Monroe County EMA said. Two homes were "flattened" or have significant damage. No injuries were reported.

Crews in Monroe County are working to survey more damage and repair fallen power lines.

Those who are in need of shelter can contact Monroe County EMA at 812-349-2546.

NWS says a tornado in Monroe County is an EF-2, according to preliminary surveys.

Owen County
No injuries were reported after trained weather spotters and law enforcement officers reported possibly seeing a tornado, Jack White of Owen County EMA said.

There are some reports of structural damage in some parts of the county, White said.

NWS says an EF-1 tornado was in Owen County, according to preliminary surveys.

Rush County
Crews are out assessing the damage after a tornado warning was issued Saturday night for Rush County.

NWS and crews from the Rush County EMA are attempting to track the path of the tornado, Chuck Kemker of Rush County EMA said.

At least 12 homes were damaged, Kemker said. No injuries were reported.

Those who are in need of shelter are asked to call 765-932-8391.

Greene County
NWS says an EF-2 tornado was in Greene County, according to preliminary surveys.

About 900 people are without power and 70 homes have been damaged, Roger Axe of Greene County EMA said.

Wayne County
Two weather related injuries were reported after a tornado Saturday afternoon in Wayne County.

While at a gas station and National Road East, the windows of a car were blown out, causing minor injuries to the driver and a passenger, according to Wayne County EMA.

Some businesses have significant roof damage and damage inside their businesses at the Richmond Square Mall, according to Wayne County EMA. A nursing home also had some damage to their roof.

Emergency management crews are assessing the damage and awaiting the National Weather Service to come survey the area.

NWS confirmed a tornado was in Wayne County near the Richmond Mall on Saturday. Crews plan to release a final assessment of the tornado at a later date.

Fayette County
NWS confirms a tornado was in Fayette County on Saturday.

Union County
NWS confirms a tornado was in Union County on Saturday.

Hancock County
Five people were rescued from a home around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Carthage after flood waters surrounded the home.

Indiana Conservation officers and several other emergency personnel used a boat and other water rescue equipment to rescue four children and an adult.