Incredible footage shows a tornado that sprayed debris into the sky as it ripped through a neighborhood in Johnson County, Indiana yesterday (see video below, shot by local Eric Ford, posted by Brian Krassenstein). The tornado damaged at least 75 homes within a 3-mile area, according to ABC News, and power could be down for days.
Michael Pruitt, deputy fire chief of Bargersville, Indiana, told the newspaper a search and rescue operation did not find any deaths or injuries after the fire department responded to a 4:15 p.m. report of a structure collapse resulting from the Johnson County tornado, which he said was on the ground for about 15 minutes.
Bargersville Fire Chief Erik Funkhouser said in a news conference Sunday that at least 75 homes suffered moderate to severe damage in a 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) area as the tornado crossed Indiana State Road 135 in the vicinity of Interstate 69.
"Obviously, this is a very dangerous scene for the area," Funkhouser said. "We have power lines that are down all throughout that 3-mile area."
Fortunately, there were no deaths in the area where this tornado struck, although one person died in another tornado that struck a house in Martin County, about 90 miles away, around the same time.
Front page thumbnail image: John Huntington / shutterstock.com