Indiana Hit By Tornadoes Again
Just last week Indiana was devastated by a series of seven tornadoes. The Indiana tornadoes caused property damage that has not yet been totaled before the relatively same location was struck again. As this article is being written, Indiana is being hit by tornadoes, and a tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.
There was also a transportation hold in effect for several hours, preventing local Indiana schools in the area from sending their students home. It was lifted just recently, and the students have made their way home safely.
It is suspected by a local sheriff that some areas earlier in the day had already been hit more than once by tornadoes, and the funnel clouds have not yet ceased forming. Tippecanoe, and Carroll counties have had their tornado warnings extended, as conditions have not yet reached acceptable levels of safety.
It’s difficult as of now to get a good indication of how many areas have been affected, as reports of damage are populating social media from numerous areas in Indiana. There are videos of barns without roofs, and entire corn fields leveled by the storm. A Starbucks has been leveled during hours of service, but no injuries have been reported the public yet.
Central Indiana is as of now the main geographical location still in danger of future tornadoes as of 7 p.m. eastern time.
Every Home In Indiana Should Have a Safe Room
Indiana does hold the record for most tornadoes in any state, their geographical location is primed for their formation in the summer. However, their are still people without safe rooms in or outside their homes in Indiana. If you have not considered purchasing them in the tornado capital of North America, we urge you to reconsider and at least gather information on your possible alternatives.
One of our most affordable alternatives, and by no means the least protective, is our Above Ground Safe Room model. The specifications are listed below, but if you have any more questions please feel free to contact us by email or calling in for a free consultation from a Safe Room expert.
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It was suspected at first the tornadoes were EF1, but in fact the strongest was recorded at an EF3. Late last night, the damage survey concluded the estimated wind peak was 152 mph.
The tornado went 5 miles through the city, and was 300 yards wide. The report we issued earlier shows the Starbucks that was leveled by the EF3.
A meteorologist was quoted saying that a total of 10 or more tornadoes has hit Indiana in the past week, and he also “expects that tally to increase.” Homes and businesses in the city of Kokomo have been destroyed or damaged, but luckily there are only 10-15 minor injuries reported. An odd coincidence, KISS the rock and roll band was forced to cancel their show at an arena in Toledo, Ohio to allow citizens to use the arena as refuge.
Mike Pence was quoted saying “It is a miracle that no one was killed or badly hurt by a tornado that hit the city of Kokomo.” The Red Cross is working hard to house and feed over 200 people at their center.
They’re also using Walnut Elementary School in New Ross to help take care of victims. As the evening progressed, more injuries were reported, but again no one was killed, thankfully.
No Fatalities, Safe Rooms Save Lives
The area of Howard County has in total 10 tornado sirens, and they primarily use a telephone system to alert the community of dangerous storms in the area. In this instance, thousands of people received text messages before the tornado hit. This allowed some residents to get to safe rooms and underground bunkers.
These safe rooms and underground bunkers are a large part of why there were no fatalities in this scenario. We are happy to provide safety in Indiana, or anywhere else in the United States.
Tornadoes are devastating, but with the ability to provide safe rooms at an efficient and affordable rate fatalities from Tornadoes should decrease drastically.
UPDATED Friday, Aug 26, 2016