Police tower falls, fairgrounds broken in Rushville storms
RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A communications tower fell onto the Rushville Police Division, and bushes had been downed throughout the Rush County Truthful as a storm moved by way of the realm Friday evening, based on the county’s Emergency Administration Company.
A photograph from Ryan Cameron confirmed the police division’s tower bent throughout the roof the constructing. Cameron says he additionally had a tree fall at his residence.
David Slaton shared images with Information 8 that confirmed a roof blown off a constructing, and injury to seating on the baseball diamond at Rushville Consolidated Excessive Faculty.
An EMA supervisor advised the Nationwide Climate Service at Indianapolis that a number of bushes had been snapped or uprooted on the fairgrounds, the place the storm additionally produced flying particles and blew over tents and tables. The supervisor additionally reported a tree downed at a house on East eleventh Avenue.
The climate service alerted folks to sturdy storms producing 40 mph winds and half-inch-diameter hail in Johnson, Rush and Shelby counties from about 7:30-9:15 p.m. Friday.
Shortly earlier than 9:30 p.m. Friday, 1,090 clients of RushShelby Vitality, most in Fayette County, and 1,378 Duke Vitality clients, most in Johnson and Rush counties, had been with out energy. Most clients had their energy restored by 10:35 p.m.