Muncie Fieldhouse damaged after severe weather sweeps through area


Muncie Fieldhouse in November 2017

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MUNCIE, Ind. – Four people were taken to the hospital Sunday after a tree toppled onto their moving car near 500 West during Sunday's severe weather.

Two of those people were still in the hospital in critical condition as of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the cleanup in Muncie continues after a confirmed tornado and straight-line winds caused widespread damage across the area.

The Muncie Fieldhouse took a big hit during the severe weather, with the roof caving in and water flooding the gym floor.

Other problems across the city include downed power lines and flooding in homes and businesses.

Emergency officials are making their way throughout the city to assess the damage. They said their first priority was to make sure people who were displaced have a place to stay. Utility crews were also working to restore power.

The Muncie Central school district decided to cancel classes for grade K-8 after some of school buildings sustained damage in the storms. High school students will have an e-learning day.

Local residents said Sunday’s weather was some of the worst they’ve ever seen.

“I’ve never seen anything like this. [I’ve] lived here since 99, never seen this happen like this,” said local resident Dan Smitson, who believes a big limb came through and punched a hole in his neighbor’s home.

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