Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Reports: Severe weather ravages midwestern US with flooding, hail

By Courtney Barrow, AccuWeather staff writer
July 11 2017, 7:32:52AM,EDT
As of 6:32 a.m. CDT Tuesday, this reports story will no longer be updated.
Severe storms will continue to pound the Midwest with damaging winds and heavy rain through Tuesday morning.
Some areas have received as much as nearly 5 inches of rain since early Monday evening, including parts of Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
A tornado reportedly touched down in Andrews, Indiana, around 8 p.m. CDT. No damage or injuries have been reported.
The heavy and slow-moving storms will heighten the risk for flooding, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts.
The morning commute is likely to be impacted by flooded roads, downed trees and power outages as local authorities respond to the overnight damage.

As of 6 a.m. CDT, several highways and many county roads are closed due to flooding in southern Cass County, Indiana, emergency management reports. Two roads washed out and one bridged collapsed near the town of Deacon.

Much of Howard County, Indiana, has street flooding due to the night's severe weather.
Cass County, Indiana, received 3.48 inches of rain over the course of 24 hours, as of 2 a.m. CDT Tuesday.

As of 2:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, a separate set of storms have developed in western Pennsylvania.
"As slow-moving storms continue to drench parts of Illinois and Ohio into the early morning, an area of strong storms will develop over western PA and track into northcentral PA," said Eherts.
"These storms could bring similar threats, including flooding and damaging wind gusts," she said.

Evacuations have begun for parts of Cass County, Indiana as there are “a tremendous number of impassable roads" due to flash flooding. U.S. Highway 35 is closed between Walton and Logansport, as well as portions of Hoosier Heartland in Carroll County.
Residents in southern Logansport are being evacuated to a nearby elementary school.

Rainfall totals have flowed in from Monday. Venedocia, Ohio, received 6.3 inches throughout Monday. 4.73 inches were recorded on Monday in Kalida; Convoy received 2.39 inches of rain over the course of 24 hours.
Lincoln, Illinois, measured 1.41inches between 8 p.m. CDT Monday and midnight Tuesday.

There are multiple reports of high water on roads in and around Wapakoneta, Ohio. Law enforcement reportedly conducted water rescues, but no other information is available at this time.
Lightning reportedly triggered a house fire earlier Monday evening in Jonestown, Ohio. No word yet on injuries or other damage.

The Cass County Sheriff in Indiana reports that several roadways are flooded in southern parts of the area, some with standing water high enough to be impassible.

Another picture of giant hail in Mendon, OH that fell earlier Monday evening. This from @WHIOTV viewer Lori Wilder! @NWSILN

Multiple trees and power lines are down in Coolville, Ohio, and Sangamon County, Illionois as of 10:25 p.m. CDT Monday.

Around 9:30 p.m. CDT Monday, hail as large as 2.5 inches was reported in Mendon, Ohio, by a trained spotter. Other hail reports have come in with sizes between 1 and 1.5 inches.
At about 9:10 p.m. CDT, Johnstown, Indiana had reportedly received 5.22 inches of rain through the evening. An emergency manager said that several vehicles were stranded in high water.

A 62 mph wind gust was reported in Logan County, Illinois, around 8:15 p.m. CDT on Monday. Other reports from the area claimed there are multiple trees and power lines down.

Large dangerous tornado is located near Wabash, IN! Take cover in warned area @breakingweather

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