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Friday night storms cause damage in Rush County

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 09:30:11-04

RUSH COUNTY — More than 2,000 power outages were reported and several homes and vehicles were damaged following a storm in Rush County Friday night.

According to Rush County EMA Director Chuck Kemker, storms caused damage to trees, power lines and a communications tower at the police department. The tower was still capable of receiving and responding to all calls, the county said.

Kemker reported no serious injuries but did say people were at the Rush County Fairgrounds when the storms rolled through.

On Saturday, Rush County Emergency Management said that there were 55+ mph straight line winds and almost two inches of rain in a short time. Several tents and trailers at the fairgrounds were damaged.