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.