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November 19, 2013

Assessing the damage: Officials confirm 2 tornadoes in Cass Co.

Officials confirm 2 tornadoes in Cass Co.

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LOGANSPORT —

As officials were able to examine structures on Monday, the full magnitude of damage came into view. At least three homes had significant damage and could be considered destroyed, Beckman said. Many other homes were found to have minor damage.

Among the homes damaged was that of Lisa Loposser and her husband, John. The couple were watching a football game in their basement when the storms hit. Lisa said they went upstairs and could hear the storm.

"Usually my husband goes to watch a storm, but he told me to go back to the basement so I knew it must be bad," she said. "We could hear the wind, rain and eventually a tree snap and hit the house."

After the storm passed, she said they found several trees fell in their yard including a large pine tree that was leaning against the roof. Another large pine tree fell near the house, located on Marcy Lane in Logansport.

"Everyone in our neighborhood has one tree down, if not more," she said. "We had five or six trees that were either snapped or uprooted."

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the tree against the house was removed and they had people assessing the damage done.

“It could have been worse,” she said.

Businesses in town with damage included A Raymond Tinnerman, Cato, Home Depot, The Andersons Inc. and ExpressMed. The high winds peeled back the roof of the McHale Performing Arts Center.

Greg Korreckt, business manager/controller for Logansport schools, said the damage was relatively small and was contained to highest roof section. A crane was brought on site to remove debris. There was a little water inside the building, but a crew cleaned it up, Korreckt said.

Also on the Logansport High School campus a light standard at the center field of the baseball field fell over, but nothing hit the school buildings, Korreckt said.

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