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Severe storms battered Indiana on Sunday, bringing two reported tornadoes and causing damage in multiple counties.
Initial National Weather Service reports on Sunday night documented downed power lines, 65-mile per hour winds and an inch or more of rain around the state. Around 2 p.m. two tornadoes were reported, the first near Brownstown in Jackson County and the second near Portland in Jay County.
The weather service will likely deploy at least one survey team on Monday to get a better sense of the damage and confirm the two tornadoes, said weather service meteorologist Joseph Nield.
Central Indiana largely remained under a tornado watch for most of the afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather service, followed by a flash flood watch into the night.
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While not the norm, Neild said he wouldn’t necessarily call this severe weather unusual for November in Indiana. The state has seen even more extreme severe weather around this time in the past, he said, including an outbreak of tornadoes that lasted for days in 2002.
A key ingredient for these storms is strong winds, which are common in the fall, Neild said. Sunday’s weather was brought in with a cold front.
The storms were expected to last well into Sunday night with a flooding risk into the early hours of Monday. The…