More thunderstorms are possible across the Kankakee Valley today. That’s according to the WKVI AccuWeather.com forecast. Strong storms packing wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour tore through the listening area early last evening. The National Weather Service has yet to confirm whether they were actually tornadoes.
Drivers from the Starke County Highway Department spent the night clearing downed trees. At least 15 and one washout were reported, mainly in the North Judson area. Larry and Deb Wappel in San Pierre tell WKVI News three farmer’s center pivots were rolled along 750 West, and lots of trees were damaged. They also advise there’s lot of crop damage from flooding. We’ll have a better idea of the extent of the damage when the sun comes up. Dispatchers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office also got reports of 10 to 15 trees and several power lines down in the north and west areas of the county. They say the damage was all reported north of State Road 14. No injuries were reported. The storms apparently ran out of steam before they got to Marshall County, as the sheriff’s office there advises there were no significant problems.