Parts of Michiana are recovering from the heavy storms that swept through the area Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service says a preliminary damage survey of a home southeast of Rolling Prairie in eastern LaPorte County is consistent with the rotation of a tornado. Heavy winds destroyed a carport garage and the roof was separated slightly from the frame of the home. A nearby barn was also destroyed.
Indiana Michigan Power estimates over 12,000 customers had their electricity knocked out, and about 3,700 were still without power in our area mid-Sunday afternoon.
Of those waiting to have their power restored, about 1,200 were in St. Joseph County and 600 in LaPorte County of Northern Indiana. In southwest Michigan, nearly 1,400 outages were reported in Berrien County and over 400 in Cass County.
A line of severe weather made its mark on most of our viewing area Saturday evening as heavy rain, strong winds and frequent lightning pounded multiple counties.