National Weather Service Assessing Damage After Tornado Damage in NE Indiana and NW Ohio
Thursday Aug 25, 2016 2:09pm
Twenty-five counties in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio were placed under tornado warnings Wednesday night – some more than once.
A large tornado leveled a Starbucks in Kokomo and damage homes and properties eastward.
Now comes the analysis, and clean-up.
Staffers from the National Weather Service in North Webster will be out surveying damage this morning following an evening severe weather outbreak that spawned dozens of tornado warnings.
There were at least two areas of extensive damage. One stretched from northern Allen County into Defiance and Henry Counties in Ohio. The other was from Blackford, Wells and Adams Counties in Indiana into Van Wert, Paulding and Putnam Counties in Ohio.
In Allen County some houses and a barn were toppled near Woodburn and the village of Cuba.
The storm tore the roofs off some houses southeast of Monroe in Adams County, where two tornadoes reportedly touched down.
In Wells County some grain wagons were lofted into a field about 500 feet in the air.
Several grain bins were toppled near Napoleon, Ohio. There were reports of damage to homes, barns crops and trees in Henry County as well.
In Defiance County several mobile homes were destroyed near Brunnersburg.
More than a dozen people in Howard County suffered minor injuries as multiple tornadoes hit Howard County. A state of emergency was declared in Kokomo and Howard County, where extensive damage was reported.