PORTAGE, Ind. (CBS) — Officials are looking at damage in Northwest Indiana to see if another tornado hit around Portage overnight.
There are several downed trees and reports of power outages in the Portage area. However, nothing official from the National Weather Service on whether that damage was caused by high winds or an actual tornado.READ MORE: Community Leaders Try To Find Home For Mural Dedicated To Murdered Young Activist
In Munster, several small- to medium-sized trees were uprooted and there was some minor damage to a stoplight at Calumet Avenue and 45th Street. As of 7 a.m., about 40,000 NIPSCO customers were without power across Northwest Indiana. The number was cut to about 25,000 as of noon, the utility said.
Let's talk about Sunday Night's storms.
First off, our thoughts are with those who experienced injuries or significant damage from these storms.READ MORE: Memorial Held For Beloved Barber Gunned Down On The Job In Lawndale
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“We have dispatched a survey team to assess the Naperville-Woodridge-Darien-Burr Ridge area damage, with another looking farther north, including northwest of Addison and near Downers Grove,” the NWS said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Goodman Theater Opens For The First Time In More Than A Year
“We are still coordinating a few other potential damage areas, including southeast of Portage Indiana, but are doing some follow-up work with the various emergency management entities there.”