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1 killed as Indiana sees large tornadoes rip through residential neighborhoods

GREENWOOD, INDIANA — While the Miami Valley was largely unaffected by the severe storms rolling through the Midwest, the neighboring state of Indiana saw at least one large tornado strike down and tear structures apart.

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A large tornado milled through Greenwood, a town just south of Indianapolis. The tornado was seen shredding multiple structures, namely houses and apartment complexes, while also blowing its debris throughout the neighboring area.

No injuries were immediately reported for the area, however emergency responders were dispatched to affected neighborhoods, according to the Weather Channel.

Nearby residents took additional footage of the aftermath, which showed toppled structures, roofs completely torn off, and natural fixtures like trees broken or torn from their roots.

The National Weather Service did not release any information regarding how large and impactful the tornado was. The information was expected to come after further surveys were done on Monday and possibly through the week.

The city of Greenwood cited a population of about 63,000 people.

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Further southwest of Greenwood, in Martin County, a person was confirmed dead after a tornado caused a house to collapse, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service confirmed.

The deceased person’s partner was injured during the severe weather event and had to be airlifted by a medical helicopter to a hospital for treatment. The person’s condition was unknown at the time of reporting.

The director of Martin County Emergency Management, Cameron Wolf, stated this tornado’s damage was relatively contained and isolated.

Other parts of Indiana displayed signs closer to Greenwood where there was structural and natural damage that displaced families and blocked roadways. People also suffered scattered power loss, which companies attempted to remedy after the storm’s passing.

The National Weather Service was expected to continue their survey of the storm’s impact.


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