Hammond, Ind. sees severe storms

HAMMOND, Ind. — A round of strong storms blew through Hammond Thursday night. Those storms produced winds over 70 miles per hour that downed trees and power lines.

Several homes are still in the dark on Friday. In some parts of the city, street lights are out and business are closed.

"Just the trees snapping like toothpicks," said Hammond resident Alvin Cheeks. "They were just picking them up and dropping them down."

"It looks like a tornado went through," said Hammond mayor Tom McDermott. "I don't know if it was actually a tornado but there's got to be 15 to 20 big trees down right now. I've never seen anything like it."

Other trees snapped in half and broke through fences.

No one was hurt. 


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