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Friday, November 10, 2017 11:40 am

Tornado-packing storm destroyed 11 homes in Jay County

Associated Press

PORTLAND -- An official said more than two dozen homes were destroyed or badly damaged by a tornado-packing storm that hit eastern Indiana last weekend.

Jay County emergency management director Ralph Frazee said Sunday's storm destroyed 11 homes and left 16 with major damage.

The National Weather Service determined a tornado with peak winds around 130 mph stretched for 39 miles in the largely rural area northeast of Muncie.

Frazee told The (Muncie) Star Press at least 26 other homes had some damage and that a cost estimate isn't yet available.