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Weather Service crew to visit storm-damaged Indiana city

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:45 am

PERU — A National Weather Service crew is heading to the north-central Indiana city of Peru to survey storm damage from severe thunderstorms that toppled trees and damaged buildings.

Meteorologist Mike Skipper says the crew will visit Peru on Thursday morning to assess the damage left by severe thunderstorms that swept through the Miami County city on Wednesday afternoon. He says the crew will estimate the strength of Wednesday's winds and determine if the storm damage was caused by a tornado, a downburst or a microburst.

Wednesday's storms produced winds of up to about 70 mph across parts of northern and north-central Indiana, causing thousands of power outages across the region.