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National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in St. Joseph County

On Wednesday evening, heavy wind and rain passed through Michiana. Now, many people across the area will spend the day cleaning up the mess left behind.

The National Weather Service was in Michiana on Thursday morning and confirmed there was a tornado.

NWS surveyors indicate that there was damage consistent with a brief EF-0 tornado. This EF-0 damage was embedded within a greater area of straight line wind damage caused by a microburst.

The NWS survey crew told ABC57's Caleigh Bourgeois the Sunnymede neighborhood was hit by the tornado.

The crew has not completed its damage assessment, but will provide specific details when that is complete.

Significant damage was reported in Sunnymede, River Park and the south side of South Bend.

Northside Boulevard, Adams High School and the Newman Recreation Center in South Bend also suffered significant damage.

More than 2500 customers were without power after the storms because of broken poles and lines down.

All power was restored by noon Thursday.

Click here for Tom Coomes' storm assessment

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