How Indiana counties decide when to sound tornado sirens

When severe weather threatens, you may hear a siren wailing to warn you of danger. But what exactly that siren means, and when it’s set off, can vary from county to county in Indiana. Most people call them tornado sirens. However, Shane Booker, executive director of Emergency Management in Hamilton County, says it’s important to…

NWS confirms 9 tornadoes from Saturday evening

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine tornadoes hit the state Saturday evening. Just after 7 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio confirmed one tornado that created damage to rural areas of northern Union County and another tornado that caused damage in Fayette County. Reports say a…

Tornado touches down near Sauk Village, Dyer at Illinois-Indiana border; Cleanup underway

DYER, Ind. (WLS) — Residents in Dyer, Ind. and Sauk Village, Ill. are cleaning up after a confirmed tornado touched down Monday afternoon. Sauk Village, Illinois and Dyer, Indiana are located about 30 miles south and southeast of Chicago. Video from along Route 30 in the Dyer and Schereville areas shows the funnel cloud rotating.…

Severe thunderstorms unleash damaging tornadoes from Iowa to Indiana on Memorial Day

A relentless week-long severe weather pattern continued to unleash destructive tornadoes across parts of the Midwest on Monday. Large trees and power lines were reported down, and numerous structures damaged throughout Memorial Day in the central United States. Many midwestern residents may have hoped to celebrate Memorial Day with outdoor festivities, which are more typically…

Killer tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

A string of tornadoes unleashing their fury across Ohio and Indiana overnight ripped apart communities and left a wide swath of debris as a two-week wave of severe weather continued its unrelenting assault on the nation’s midsection. In Celina, Ohio, firefighter Brian Davis confirmed that one person was killed and seven injured when the apparent…