NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Hendricks, Putnam counties

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The National Weather Service in Indianapolis is looking into several damage reports from the storms that moved through Central Indiana in the early morning hours.

According to a meteorologist we spoke to this morning, damage in southern Hendricks County has been determined to be a microburst. This is the same area where the tornado warning was issued just before 3 a.m.  This is where several trees were downed near Cartersburg which is about 3 miles west of Plainfield.

Survey teams from the NWS have looked at damage in North Salem (Hendricks County) and officials confirm that this is EF-0 damage was caused by a weak tornado. A similar survey was also conducted 3 miles east of Roachdale and crew confirm that they found EF-0 damage.  So, this means 2 tornadoes touched down overnight and both were weak tornadoes.

Fox 59 got a call from Bret Schultz of North Salem this morning regarding damage to his property.  Schultz says, “It lasted about 30 seconds and sounded like a freight train,” as the storm roared towards his home.  Schultz describes the damage as significant to certain parts of his property.  Tree tops were ripped apart, a horse trailer was spun around, the barn roof was damaged and several windows were blown out.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

In Roachdale, a storm report came in at 3 a.m. from 3 miles south of Roachdale.  A barn was destroyed, trees were down and an irrigation system was flipped.

Fox 59 is on the scene with the latest information start at 4 p.m.