Damage Done by Brief Storms

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Heavy rain and high winds moved through the Wabash Valley Wednesday causing a messy commute for drivers and leaving behind damage.

A long path of corn that was flattened in storms in a cornfield on South Singhurst Drive near Woodsmall.

The damage stretches for about three quarters of a mile.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker says it was possibly a microburst, which is a sudden and powerful downburst of wind.

There were also reports of trees down around the Wabash Valley.

And the heavy rains caused flash flooding in many areas. We found cars swerving to miss water that had spilled out onto state road 159 north of Harlan Drive.

These weather conditions contributed to another busy day for 911 dispatch.

“Whenever we get the storms going through the area, we tend to have a lot of people calling. Especially when power goes out. Lots of people want to know when their power’s going to come back on,” says Vigo County 911 Director Rob McMullen, ENP.

You can also call your local utility company about power questions during storms.

We didn’t get an excessive amount of rain this morning. There was just about one inch, but it came down in a short period of time, and that’s what caused the flash flooding in some areas.

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