Pence: 12 counties report damage


A large downed tree completely blocks a road in Columbus after severe storms moved through the area.

Strong winds blew a roof off a barn south of Franklin, and shelters were opened for residents of mobile home communities around Edinburgh as storms and tornadoes rolled through the state Sunday.

With thunderstorm and tornado alerts for communities throughout central Indiana, local public safety officials watched and listened for any dangerous weather in Johnson County.

Wind speeds in Johnson County and across the Indianapolis area reached between 60 and 80 mph Sunday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Tucek said. Officials are trying to verify the number of tornadoes that touched down and so far know of tornadoes that hit Lebanon and Kokomo and of a damage path around Vincennes, Tucek said.

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