17 years later, the memory of the 2001 Michiana tornadoes stay with us

Published: Oct. 24, 2018 at 11:08 PM EDT
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Wednesday marked the 17th anniversary of one of the worst weather days in Michiana history, when a total of nine tornadoes hit the area.

Two people were killed in the multicounty outbreak on Oct. 24, 2001.

The storms are probably best remembered for the damage they did on Crumstown Highway. An EF 3 tornado destroyed a string of homes in that community.

But it was far from the only place hit, with LaPorte, northern St. Joseph County, Mishawaka, Osceola, Elkhart, Warsaw and Niles all seeing tornado damage.

For analysis from NewsCenter 16's Chief Meteorologist Mike Hoffman, view the video above.