Wild Weather

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:36pm

Massive storm system sweeps across the central U.S., leaving trail of damage in its wake.

Wet, windy and wild weather is to blame for a trail of damage that stretches from Wisconsin to Tennessee.

Indiana is one of the hardest hit areas.

Several homes were severely damaged and buildings were turned into piles of debris in the farming community of Hancock County.

The storm tore through Indianapolis, shearing part of the roof from one school while across town, ripping the siding off homes, snapping trees and knocking out power.

Heavy rain and strong winds made for a soggy morning commute in Chicago; hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed due to high winds.

Single engine planes didn't stand a chance against the gale, even though they were tied down to prevent damage.

A twister touched down in Racine County, Wisconsin this morning.

The National Weather Service says the funnel cloud was on the ground even before it appeared on radar.

The swirling winds pushed a barn off its foundation, downed power lines and toppled trees for as far as the eye could see.

It also ripped the roof off of the Case IH tractor plant, injuring two workers inside.

It was a very close call for a driver in Fulton County, Kentucky.

A grain silo flew through the air and hit his car.

Forecasters are describing this storm as one of the worst in decades.


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