For the third time in a four-day period, excessive winds, rain, hail and storms ripped through parts of the Midwest. The fortunate part was that it appeared as if there were no fatalities, the Associated Press reported.
Injuries to dozens of people, destruction of homes and disruption of lives continued, however, in different parts of the states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, as well as adjacent municipalities. There was reported damage to mobile homes, power loss and debris strewn through parts of southern Indiana. A local sheriff told an AP reporter, "We're very fortunate.”
For more storm information, visit Weather.com. The National Weather Service provides tornado warnings and updated forecasts regarding more than a dozen states affected by storms from Texas though the Mississippi River valley and into Ohio.
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