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Communication tower falls, trees downed in Rushville storms



Rushville, Indiana – According to the county’s Emergency Management Agency, a communications tower fell onto the Rushville Police Department, and trees were downed during the Rush County Fair as a storm moved through the area Friday night.

An EMA manager told the National Weather Service at Indianapolis that multiple trees were snapped or uprooted at the fairgrounds, where the storm also produced flying debris and blew over tents and tables.

According to the manager, a tree was downed at a home on East 11th Street.

On Friday, the weather service alerted people to strong storms producing 40 mph winds and half-inch-diameter hail in Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties from about 7:30-9:15 p.m.

1,090 customers of RushShelby Energy, most in Fayette County, and 1,378 Duke Energy customers, most in Johnson and Rush counties, were without power shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday.

By 10:35 p.m., most customers had their power restored.