STORM BLOG: Buildings, homes damaged in Beech Grove

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Storms rolled across parts of Indiana early Saturday evening causing extensive damage in and south of Indianapolis.

Follow the tornado and storm reports in our staff weather blog:

3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019: The National Weather Service confirms at least three tornadoes struck Indiana Saturday evening.





9:34 PM: Meteorologist Sean Ash was in Beech Grove and spoke with residents of an apartment complex. Extensive damage was evident. A shelter has been opened near Beech Grove High School to assist those who need it. So far, no injuries have been reported.


MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - On the outside, trees and limbs were all over the place.

Corey Tomey was watching when he saw what he is certain was a tornado.

"Looked up and seen shingles flying through the air and I just told her 'we need to get inside' and held the garage door down and just stayed down low and came outside and seen all this," he said.

First responders and utility crews were out surveying the damage.

Metal roofing littered State Road 46 in Ellettsville.

It's easy to see that the Scoggins family feels blessed in the aftermath.

"Lucky.Thank good he was looking over us, that's all there is to it," said Don Scroggins.

He told us he "probably wouldn't be here" if not for his wife.

"Everything was flying everywhere, go to the basement the tornado is coming," she said.

"My great aunt behind me said it always sounded like a train coming, and that's exactly what it sounded like," Tomey said.

8:58 PM: This is damage in Monroe County, State Road 46 near Ellettsville:

Monroe County photos by Allen Carter

8:39 PM: Alie Erin shared these photos of damage in Beech Grove, Indiana:


8:25 PM: Viewers are reporting storm damage in parts of Beech Grove, including near Alro Steel.

7:50 PM: The National Weather Service reported homes damaged, trees and limbs down north of Koleen in Greene County.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Storms rolled across parts of Indiana early Saturday evening, prompting severe weather warnings and reports of damage in at least one county.

The National Weather Service said trees, limbs and power lines were reported down in Owen County. A tornado warning had been issued for the area but no tornado has been confirmed.

Tornado warnings were also issued for parts of Brown and Monroe Counties.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect throughout central Indiana through Sunday morning. A Flood Warning has been issued along many local rivers including the White River, East Fork White River, and Wabash River.

Many locations have received over an inch of rainfall so far today including Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Bloomington and Trafalgar.

Widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms continues to move through Central Indiana prompting flooding concerns.

Another round of storms will be possible in the late afternoon and evening with strong wind gusts and a chance of isolated tornadoes. Rain chances are 100%. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 30 mph will be likely through the day with highs in the mid 70s.

Remember to download the Live Doppler 13 Weather app to help you make your weekend plans. You can see Live Doppler 13 Radar and the interactive radar is a great tool to show you the movement of the rain.

Thunderstorms continue overnight into Sunday morning with overnight lows in the upper 60s. There will be several dry hours Sunday afternoon with only a few stray showers & storms possible. Highs in the lower 80s.

The overall weather pattern stays active into next week, with daily rain and storm chances through next Thursday. Highs range from the upper 70s into the lower 80s.

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