RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A communications tower fell on the Rushville Police Department and trees fell during the Rush County Fair as a storm moved through the area Friday night, according to the county’s Emergency Management Agency. .
A photo from Ryan Cameron showing the tower of the police department curving over the roof of the building. Cameron said he also fell from a tree at his home.
David Slaton shared photos with News 8 showing a roof blown off a building and damaged seats at a Rushville High School baseball.
An EMA manager told the National Weather Service in Indianapolis that many trees were snapped or uprooted at the fairgrounds, where the storm also created flying debris and blew out tents and tables. The manager also reported a fallen tree at a house on East 11th Street.
The weather service warned people of strong storms producing 40 mph winds and half-inch-diameter hail in Johnson, Rush and Shelby counties from about 7:30-9:15 p.m. Friday.
Just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, 1,090 RushShelby Energy customers, mostly in Fayette County, and 1,378 Duke Energy customers, mostly in Johnson and Rush counties, were without power. Most customers had power back on before 10:35pm