Strong, non-thunderstorm winds blew over trees and utility poles all over northern Indiana, northwestern Ohio and southern Lower Michigan yesterday. They also caused some sporadic structural damage.
The greatest structural damage reported to the northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service happened in Elkhart, where wind blew some of a steel roof off a commercial building:
— INDIANA SVR WX (@BSevereweather) November 24, 2014
A Fort Wayne resident sent WANE TV a photo of damage to the awning on her manufactured home:
— Jesse Hawila (@weatherjesse) November 24, 2014
Another Fort Wayne resident reported damage to his storm door:
— Matthew Haynes (@matthewshaynes) November 24, 2014
The most pervasive damage, however, was to trees and utilities.
Strong winds are causing large branches and trees to fall today. Treat all downed wires as live. pic.twitter.com/61vQ4AKrKQ
— AC Homeland Security (@ACHomeland) November 24, 2014
By 10:16 a.m., more than 6,000 of Indiana Michigan Power’s customers in Allen County, Ind. were without power. By 7 p.m., that number was down to 400.
Estimated Restoration Times pic.twitter.com/z24XUNMri3
— I&M (@IN_MI_Power) November 25, 2014