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County escapes storm’s brunt

November 18, 2013

Storm moving in — This was the scene east of Willshire, Ohio Sunday afternoon as what appears to be a funnel cloud begins to take shape. A few moments later, the funnel dissipated back into the clouds. Photo by Jannaya Andrews

    Adams County and most of the immediate surrounding area was spared the wrath of severe weather which passed through much of the Midwest on Sunday.
    There were no reports of injury or serious damage in the county, with law enforcement officials reporting minor instances of downed limbs and blowing debris.
    The severe weather siren went off in Decatur at 4:39 p.m., but stopped a few minutes later.
    Shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday a spokesman for Indiana Michigan power reported more than 72,000 customers were without power.
    I&M spokesman Tracy Warner said some 8,400 customers in the Fort Wayne area were left without electricity following the storm. The Hartford City area, with 200 customers without electricity, and the Winchester area, with 300 outages reported, were also heavily hit.

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    Gov. Mike Pence said 12 counties reported either tornadoes or damage after the initial line of storms had traveled midway across Indiana.
    ‘‘Significant damage has been reported in Lebanon, Indiana, and Washington, Indiana,’’ Pence said in a telephone interview while monitoring reports from the Emergency Operations Center of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in downtown Indianapolis.
    Damage also was reported in Kokomo and Lafayette, Pence said. He did not have specific details of damage.
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