Damage in Miami County caused by tornado, according to NWS

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Posted at 2:04 PM, May 28, 2019

MIAMI COUNTY — Damage to homes and property in Miami County Monday evening was caused by at least an EF-2 tornado.

Miami County Emergency Management Director Kris Marks said most of the heavy damage from the Memorial Day storms was centered around 1500N in the county just north of the town of Macy.

At least two homes were destroyed by the tornado-warned storm and multiple trees, power lines and other buildings were damaged.

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Hundreds were still without power Tuesday morning, according to Marks, and crews were focusing their efforts on trying to restore that power and clear roadways so the rest of the area could be treated.

The National Weather Service visited Miami County Tuesday morning along with multiple other counties in Indiana. Marks said they determined that the damage in the county was caused by at least an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 135 miles per hour.

Tornadoes were also confirmed in Henry and Madison counties from Monday's storm and the NWS is assessing damage in Grant County to determine the cause.

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