Tornado damage confirmed in North Judson


By: Jon Zimney

The National Weather Service has confirmed damage in North Judson from the storm on Sunday, June 7, was caused by a tornado and straight line winds up to 80 miles per hour.

The tornado damage was mainly along West County Road 400 South, between South County Road 650 West and South County Road 600 West.” Weather service officials say the tornado had winds reaching 95 mph but was on the ground for less than a quarter mile.

Members of the Fabian family spent Monday starting to clean up the damage from Sunday evening’s storm. It hit their property near the Starke County town of North Judson. No injuries were reported but the storm damaged the roof and siding of the Fabian’s home and those of some neighbors. Fabian family members tell WSBT-TV and WNDU-TV that they’re grateful no one was hurt despite losing the wooded area where they spent years building trails.

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There were many reports of wind damage in western Starke and Pulaski counties, most of that damage was from straight line wind. Only the small area was determined to be tornado damage, according to ABC-57 Chief Meteorologist Tom Coomes.

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