Pharos-Tribune

November 17, 2013

UPDATE: Woman hit by flying debris unharmed

By Misty Knisely & Mitchell Kirk
Pharos-Tribune

LOGANSPORT — While no injuries have been reported around the Logansport area, one woman was struck by flying debris. Ola Titus, who lives in the 400 block of West Clinton, said her door flew off and struck her from behind as she and her husband were headed to the basement for safety. She was unharmed.

Titus said she was looking out the front door to survey the intensity of the storm. She said she heard a sound she knew to be a tornado, closing the door and turning to her husband. As they headed for the basement, the door flew off and the windows shattered.

The damaged seemed minimal if you looked at her neighbor’s house at West Clinton and Garfield. Much of the roof of that house is in Titus’ front yard, with more debris flung into the pickup truck in the driveway.

Reports of damage are coming in from all across Logansport, though much of it is on a smaller scale.

There is an overturned semi-trailer in the parking lot of Bullshippers on Main Street.

Logansport Fire Chief Mark Strong said a gas leak at Cato’s on Market Street caused an evacuation of the entire strip mall. Windows were blown out and water and pieces of the ceiling littered several locations within the strip mall.

A tree came down near the Logansport High School, taking took out several power lines in the process. Also at the high school, the roof of the McHale Performing Arts Center was peeled back.

The number of power outages has increased, with Carroll County now at 1,075 and Cass County at 1,775.

This report will be updated.