Storm Damages in Randolph, Delaware and Jefferson Counties

Indiana Emergency Operations Center activated to respond to March 14 storms

Multiple injuries confirmed in Randolph CountyThe Indiana Emergency Operations Center activated Thursday evening to respond to a swift moving storm system that damaged dozens of homes and injured multiple people. Fatalities have not been confirmed at this time, although state and local officials are working to confirm early reports. Randolph and Delaware counties suffered the most severe damage from the system that moved through Thursday evening, with Jefferson County also sustaining significant structural damage from a storm earlier in the day, according to local emergency response officials. Winchester and Selma are reporting serious damage and multiple injuries. Winchester High School is being used as a temporary shelter.Response crews on the ground in Winchester are reporting a nursing home was evacuated due to power loss and several residents were transported to nearby hospitals, along with other residents in the area. Several businesses also sustained serious damage, and reports of injuries are still being received.The SEOC has requested Indiana Task Force One to respond to Randolph County.

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