Storm Rips Through Crawfordsville
April 20, 2011
A powerful storm moved through Crawfordsville near 10 p.m. Tuesday evening downing trees and cutting power to parts of campus.
Director of Information Technology Brad Weaver got an email message out to students on the Tornado Warning minutes before the storm blew through. Students were also notified via text messaging.
See photos of the damage here
Officials at Purdue University said winds gusted up to 50 mph at its airport. A National Weather Service meteorologist said gusts could have been stronger elsewhere.
Damage on campus includes a small portion of roof peeled back on Hays Hall, shingles and guttering torn off on a few others campus buildings. Power was out on campus approximately six hours.
An area around Martindale Residence Hall had approximately 10 trees down. The Wabash Avenue corridor also had substantial tree damage.
Parts of Crawfordsville remained without power early Wednesday morning.