A number of tornadoes were reported in Indiana on Sunday, destroying buildings and leaving individuals trapped as excessive winds and tennis ball-sized hail lashed town of Greenwood and different locations south of Indianapolis, the authorities mentioned.
An official in Martin County mentioned that responders had been looking for victims and clearing timber from the roads. “It’s all simply taking place directly proper now,” Monty Wolf, the director of the county’s emergency response group mentioned by cellphone.
Clips posted to social media appeared to point out a tornado ripping by means of town of Greenwood, Ind., thrusting particles into the air. A dispatcher with town’s police division mentioned that officers within the metropolis, which has a inhabitants of about 65,000, had been nonetheless working to guage the injury.
“Please keep away from areas affected by this night’s climate as many areas round Johnson County have twister injury,” the Greenwood Fireplace Division said on Facebook, urging individuals to drive with warning and plan alternate routes.
Cole Basey, a highschool pupil in Greenwood, mentioned that he was at a buddy’s commencement get together because the twister approached. He and his buddies discovered refuge in a basement and emerged to seek out downed timber and a close-by dwelling flattened. “I’d by no means seen something like that,” Mr. Basey mentioned. “So it sort of freaked us out.”
As of Sunday night, twister watches remained in impact for a number of counties in Indiana and Kentucky.