Dozens of Niles Townships residents were evacuated from their homes Monday night as the retaining wall of nearby dam threatened to break. Crews repaired the weakened wall with loads of concrete and rock.
Severe storms battered Michiana Monday night, with many counties receiving tornado warning declarations. Although it appears significant property damage has been avoided, one LaPorte man died after heavy winds caused a tree to fall on his car.
Lightning is a very dangerous phenomenon, but thanks to years of research we are more and more aware of the power of lightning, and what we need to do to protect ourselves from its potential destructive power.
Government forecasters say it might not take more than a strong Category 2 hurricane to breach the levees and flood New Orleans. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's not surprised by that either.