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Stormy weather hits the Wabash Valley

Saturday, May 10, 2003

By FRANK PHILLIPS

Managing Editor

Although a tornado warning was posted for Clay County late Saturday morning, relatively minor wind damage was reported in the county, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Strong winds toppled trees and caused power outages, but no one was injured as a direct result of the weather.

A multiple car accident in Brazil was reported around noon. The vehicles' occupants were reportedly taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital with minor injuries.

Around 11 a.m. Saturday, a severe thunderstorm that slammed into Terre Haute, ripping a roof from a fire station, causing flooding and pea-sized hail, had left Vigo County and entered Clay County, according to reports on WTHI-TV.

A tornado warning for Clay County expired within an hour. No tornado had touched down in Clay County by noon, said a Sheriff's Department spokesman.

A second wave of storms weakened as it

More bad weather is expected in the Wabash Valley when a cold front, west of the Indiana line, approaches later today, according to WTHI meteorologists.

For a summary of the weekend's violent weather, read Monday's edition of The Brazil Times.



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