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Tornadoes, severe storms Sunday leave one dead, one injured in Martin County

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Multiple tornados and severe storms across Indiana yesterday left one person dead and one injured in Martin County, Indiana. A tornado also destroyed buildings in Greenwood and Bargersville, Indiana yesterday, according to the Weather Channel.  

A tornado touched down in Martin County Sunday afternoon and destroyed a home, Martin County Emergency Management Director Monty Wolf told the New York Times. The destruction left one of the home’s residents dead and the injured resident was flown to a nearby hospital, according to the Weather Channel.  

Bargersville Fire Chief Erik Funkhouser said in a press conference that 75 homes had been moderately or severely damaged during the storm, according to the Associated Press. The Indianapolis Star reported rescue operations in Bargersville did not find any deaths or injuries during their responses to reports of structural collapses. In a press release, government officials told Bargersville residents they may be without power for the next two days.  

The Indianapolis Star also reported the tornado caused extreme structural damage in Greenwood, which neighbors Bargersville. Video footage on Twitter and Fox Weather shows a possible tornado ripping through homes and buildings. Rescue operations also did not report any injuries or deaths in Greenwood.  

National Weather Service Survey teams will visit Johnson, Daviess, Martin and Monroe counties on Monday to assess the damage from Sunday’s storms.  

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