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UPDATE: Monroe County under severe thunderstorm warning until 11 p.m. Sunday

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The National Weather Service placed Monroe County under a severe thunderstorm warning until 11 p.m. Sunday. 70 mile per hour wind gusts and penny sized hail were reported. Considerable tree damage and damage to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings is likely. 

Tornadoes can develop from severe thunderstorms. Residents are to move to a basement or small central room if a tornado appears. 

Monroe County is also under a severe thunderstorm watch until 12 a.m. Monday morning, according to the NWS. 13 Indiana counties are under a watch.  

Some storms could be severe, and wind gusts could reach 18 miles per hour. Large hail and tornadoes are also possible. Heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding. 

A severe thunderstorm watch indicates weather conditions favor severe storms. The NWS recommends residents be prepared and stay informed in case a warning is issued. In the case of a warning, residents should take shelter in a substantial building and leave mobile homes that could blow over in high winds. 

Residents can monitor the forecast through local weather channels and NWS live trackers. 

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