Monday, March 9, 2009
Tornado Confirmed near West Bedford & More Storms are on the Way
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has confirmed an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds near 160 mph. A school bus was thrown 75 feet and one house was totally destroyed with just its foundation left. Here in the Lafayette area we had near hurricane force winds rip through the area with lots of damage and debris reported across the area. I will post some pictures here of the damage this evening and talk more about a second round of severe weather on the way. Our next chance of storms will arrive after 3 a.m. Tuesday but I think the best chance of severe weather will once again be late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Damaging wind, large hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible. We are also monitoring the Wabash River and the Tippecanoe River for more flooding on the way. Be ready to move in those normally flood-prone areas. Join me tonight to find out how much rain is on the way.