County experiences minor storm damage

GREENFIELD — Hancock County avoided the brunt of severe storms that ripped across Indiana Sunday afternoon.

Local officials reported minor damage caused by strong winds, including downed trees and power lines. There were no injuries reported, according to the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center.

Gov. Mike Pence said 12 Indiana counties reported either tornadoes or storm damage after the initial line of storms had traveled midway across Indiana.

The storms that hit Indiana on Sunday were part of a wave of severe weather that cut across the Midwest, killing six people in Illinois and two in Michigan.

The National Weather Service said its preliminary findings indicate that at least six EF2 tornadoes packing wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph struck Indiana. They included a 10-mile-long tornado that hit Kokomo, a 75-yard-wide twister in Boone County, a 100-yard-wide tornado in southwestern Indiana and one in Grant County.

Tornadoes were reported in three southern Indiana counties and in Jasper County to the north.

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