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June 08, 2006
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Storm tears roof off Ind. station

The Associated Press

SEYMOUR, Ind.- A wind storm moving across southern Indiana tore the roof off a police station, damaged houses and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Meteorologists were still trying to determine if the storm Wednesday included tornadoes.

In Jackson County, at least five homes were destroyed, said Duane Davis, the county's emergency management director. Police said two elderly people there were briefly trapped in their home and were hospitalized with injuries.

The heaviest damage appeared to be around Seymour. Wind tore the roofs off houses and flipped mobile homes. Tree limbs and power lines were down and flash flooding was extensive, sheriff's dispatchers said. The roof of the Crothersville police station was also torn off.

Seymour resident Cathy Sandlin said she and her family ran for cover when the storm hit. "It was just here and gone," she said.

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