Severe weather pummels Michiana once again

A tree fell on top of a home and ripped up a lawn and sidewalk in the 1200 block of Altgeld Street in South Bend during the severe weather outbreak on June 22, 2016. (Photo supplied/ABC 57)

The storm that hit Michiana on Wednesday evening, June 22, caused more power outages, flooded roads, and more fallen trees and tree branches.

For the South Bend and Elkhart metro areas, high winds and heavy rain cause the most damage.

The storm cleared most of the area before midnight.

A tornado watch went into effect for the region but was cancelled within a couple of hours.

There were isolated reports of hail falling in both Berrien and Cass Counties.

As far as Indiana-Michigan Power outages, there were just over 8,000 reported early Thursday morning.

There were 3,600 outages reported in St. Joseph County, 2,000 in Berrien County and just over 400 in Elkhart County. Some of the outages were new, but a lot of were still from Monday’s storm.

Lighting hit a transformer on Douglas Road in Mishawaka just east of Main Street. Crews had to shut down Douglas to deal with the blaze.

South Bend fire crews were called to the 1200 block of Altgeld Street, southeast of Miami and Ewing, after a tree fell on a house.

Parts of Ireland Road in South Bend flooded. The underpass on Miami Street just south of LincolnWay East also flooded.

A tornado warning was issued for a portion of Kosciusko County right around midnight. Damage was reported in the Akron and Claypool areas.

A 100 mile per hour wind gust was clocked in Tippecanoe County.
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