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3 die in Sullivan County as many areas suffer damage

Multiple tornadoes ripped through Indiana communities both south and north of Indianapolis late Friday and early Saturday, killing at least three people in Sullivan County and damaging or destroying hundreds of homes and buildings.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis said Saturday night that crews preliminarily identified at least seven tornadoes that struck Indiana. The strongest storms were seen in Sullivan County in west central Indiana and Whiteland in Johnson County just south of Indianapolis, NWS science operations officer David Beachler told IndyStar.

Damage was inspected Sullivan, Johnson, Howard and Clinton Counties on Saturday, and crews will continue work on Sunday, possibly surveying Martinsville, the NWS said on Facebook.

Austin Cunningham, left, and his friend Austin Holmes salvage what they can from their home on Saturday, April 1, 2023, after a tornado ripped through a community in Sullivan, Indiana.

Governor Eric Holcomb visited Sullivan on Saturday afternoon, where he announced that he had declared a state of emergency for Sullivan and Johnson counties. About 18 Indiana counties lost power at some point during the storms, Holcomb said.

“This is an all-hands-on effort and it will continue to be,” Holcomb said of the recovery efforts.

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