Summer storm brings wind, rain, lightning; 100 mph wind reported in Tippecanoe County

Last Updated on June 23, 2016 by cassnetwork

As predicted, severe storms rolled through Indiana last night.

A tornado watch was issued for most of the state just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Preliminary storm reports from the National Weather Service this morning showed multiple reports of tornadoes spotted in Illinois.

As the storms moved through our area, Cass County saw wind, rain and lightning, but the strongest cells seemed to be northeast and southwest of us.

Preimlinary storm reports from White County include a flattened grain storage building, an overturned semi and numerous downed trees near Wolcott, trees down in Monticello and wind damage in Chalmers and Brookston.

WLFI reports that SR 43 & SR 18 were closed this morning in Brookston (in White County) due to storm damage, downed power lines and a gas leak.

Just after midnight, a wind gust of 100 mph was reported at Battleground near the Tippecanoe/White County line.

Preliminary storm reports from the NWS included a six-inch diameter tree blown down on SR 29 in Burlington in Carroll County, and in Clinton County, two collapsed hog barns, a damaged house and a tree blown onto a car near SR 29 near Michigantown.

To the east, in Huntington, reports included a silo blown down, barn damage, including a roof blown off of a barn, and downed trees and power lines.

The tornado watch was cancelled for Fulton, Pulaski and other northern counties just before 1 a.m., and was cancelled for 12 more Indiana counties, including Cass, Miami and White, at 2:45 a.m.

Hoosiers in need of non-emergency assistance are encouraged to call their local emergency management agency. Contact information for each emergency management agency can be found at