Midwest Tornadoes Destroy Homes


Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 6:34 am
By: News On 6


Strong storms in the Midwest have touched off at least three tornadoes that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that damage in Illinois and Indiana was the result of twisters.

One hit Columbia City, Ind., ripping apart three trailers and damaging about 20 others in a mobile home park.

The weather service says two tornadoes struck in central Illinois. 1 of the twisters reportedly damaged or destroyed about 30 structures in Laomi. Three people were hurt.

Another tornado destroyed a church and a farm house near Greenfield, Ill., about 60 miles north of St. Louis.

The weather service is also working to confirm whether a tornado hit Ohio after the weekend storm. Findlay is bracing for a possible rerun of last year's devastating flooding. The Blanchard River, which runs through downtown, rose nearly four feet in five hours yesterday, passing the 11-foot flood mark.

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