Storm damages buildings, hurts 2 in Miami County

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PERU, Ind. An emergency official says a severe storm has damaged several buildings and possibly injured two people in the north central Indiana city of Peru.

Miami County Emergency Management Director Kris Marks says the storm struck without warning on the west side of the city about 50 miles southwest of Fort Wayne. He says a grocery store, a gift shop and a medical center have suffered minor damage, and tree limbs and power lines are down.

Marks also says as many as eight mobile homes have suffered minor damage like broken windows or being blown off their foundations.

Marks says he has received reports that two people suffered minor injuries.


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