By FRANK PHILLIPS
The Clay County Sheriff's Department reported many power outages, lines down and flooding Sunday night following storms that passed through the county.
A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service, Indianapolis, expired at 9:30 p.m. Sunday for Clay County. Shortly after 9 p.m. a line of thunderstorms passed through the central and southern part of the county, downing power lines and creating power failures between Center Point and Coalmont, a Sheriff's Department dispatcher told The Times. He also said streets were flooded in Brazil, causing automobile engines to fail.
WTWO NewsChannel 2 Chief Meteorolgist Jesse Walker reported wind speeds of 39 mph were recorded at the TV station near Farmersburg when the storm passed there earlier.
But, the good news was there were no injuries reported due to the bad weather as of 9:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, Clay County remained under a Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 a.m. Monday and a Tornado Watch until 3 a.m. Monday, though Walker did not expect the Tornado Watch to remain in effect that long.
The storms were part of a massive system that caused the National Weather Service to issue Tornado Watches from Missouri through Indiana for much of the evening on Sunday. Storms were expected to hit Ohio late Sunday night.
Indianapolis TV stations showed video of a tornado that struck that city Sunday night. Among other damage, a roof was torn from a nursing home.
Various tornadoes were reported near Terre Haute and throughout central Indiana Sunday evening.