Our anticipated line of severe storms producing damaging winds plowed through the Region this afternoon bringing widespread wind damage in its path. Here is the updated list of severe weather reports and pictures from our Region Weather community. Here’s a radar recap of these storms as the derecho as it moves into and out of the Region:

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UPDATED STORM DAMAGE REPORTS

PORTAGE
Spotters report a 10 inch diameter branch down on Lute Road in Portage

Faith shared this picture as the storms were moving in:storm1

Jena shared this photo of wind damage in the Valparaiso/Portage area:storm2

CEDAR LAKE
6 inch diameter tree down near Parrish Avenue and 141st Avenue

Jeff shared this picture with us in Cedar Lake on Fairbanks by MacArthur School:storm6

PORTAGE
Damage to the roof of a strip mall along Central Avenue in Portage

KENTLAND
Private weather station observed a 73 mph and a 66 mph wind gust just west of Kentland

Abbagale shared this picture as the storms were approaching:storm3

KENTLAND
30 by 50 foot corn field flattened with swirling denoted in cornfall. Also, metal sheds damaged with parts of roofing and doors missing. No major structural damage was noted to farm houses in the area. Potential tornado.

VALPARAISO
Four 8 to 10 inch diameter trees snapped

Janice sent this picture in as the storms approached in Valparaiso:storm4

HASKELL
Large trees and limbs down

KOUTS
70 mph winds reported

WHEELER
Numerous downed trees and a trampoline thrown across a yard

CROWN POINT
Large tree snapped

MOROCCO
A brick chimney blown down with multiple tree limbs also down

ST JOHN
Several trees snapped

Carol sent us this picture of power lines down after the storm:storm7

 

VALPARAISO
Semi blown over near Valparaiso

Janice sent this picture in as the storms were approaching from the west:storm5

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