Last Updated on March 6, 2022 by Cass County Emergency Management Agency
(ABOVE: Members of Twelve Mile Volunteer Fire Department and neighbors assist an Adams Township family removing remains of a collapsed barn from the roadway. Photo from Cass County Emergency Management Agency)
Cass County EMA Staff and volunteers spent much of Sunday surveying damage around the county from the severe thunderstorm that impacted the area very early Sunday morning. In reviewing damage in the Royal Center area, they identified a possible tornado track and notified the National Weather Service for further evaluation.
The National Weather Service Northern Indiana today confirmed an EF0 Tornado impacted Cass County Southwest of Royal Center, Indiana and Northwest of Logansport, Indiana. According to preliminary data from the National Weather Service the tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 400 North and County Road 925 West. The storm tracked northeast for about half a mile damaging a home, outbuildings, and trees before dissipating. Winds are estimated at approximately 70 mph.
There are no known human injuries or deaths affiliated with this event. Some farm animals are known to have died from damage associated with the wind and other storm related conditions.
With the annual Severe Weather Week rapidly approaching, this underscores the importance of being prepared.
Starting next week the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana will be hosting virtual weather spotter training for those interested in helping sound the alarm when severe weather threatens (https://www.weather.gov/iwx/Spotter_Event_List).
For those who wish to participate but need help with technology, Cass County EMA will be offering in person “watch parties” on March 8 and 24 from 6-8pm in the evening. You can RSVP on the Cass County EMA Facebook page or call the office number 574-722-2484 to RSVP for the in person event. Online self study registration is handled thru the National Weather Service website at the link above.
Photos of the Emergency Management Agency Damage Assessment are posted on the Cass County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Emergency Management Agency