Line of Severe Storms Moving Through Midwest Damages Indiana Walmart

Pam Wright
Published: November 18, 2017

Severe storms passing through the Midwest Saturday forced a Walmart in Frankfort, Indiana, to evacuate customers.

According to RTV6, the storm moved through Clinton County, about 45 miles north of Indianapolis, around 12 p.m.

The storm reportedly damaged the store, prompting authorities to close it until further notice, the Walmart announced on Facebook. 

Minor damage was reported across the county from the storms, but no injuries have been reported. 

Power outages were reported Saturday in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, according to KFVS.

In Perry County, Illinois, winds knocked a mobile home off its foundation, trapping a resident inside, KFVS reports. The woman was rescued and was not injured. Power lines and trees were also downed in the area.

Parts of Ohio and Tennessee also experienced downed power lines, and 6,000 Nashville Electric Service customers lost power. Two tornadoes were confirmed using radar in Tennessee, one southeast of Nashville near Rural Hill and the other near La Vergne. Damage to sheds, homes and a church was reported by local media near Gladeville, Tennessee, or east of Nashville, and it may have been caused by one of these tornadoes.

One other tornado, rated EF0, was confirmed near Dayton, Indiana earlier on Saturday morning. 

A squall line with a history of wind damage will continue to sweep through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys this evening, according to weather.com Jonathan Belles.

"It will bring the threat of damaging winds, an isolated tornado or two and flooding," he added.

 


The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.