Storms packing weak tornado, gusty winds rake Indiana

DAYTON, Ind. (AP) — A weak tornado touched down briefly near Lafayette when storms packing winds as strong as 85 mph lashed the state.

The National Weather Service says the EF-0 tornado with peak estimated winds of 75 mph touched down for about a minute Saturday morning near the Tippecanoe County town of Dayton. It traveled about half a mile, damaging a house and several trees.

The weather service says straight-line winds estimated at 80-85 mph hit Frankfort in central Indiana, and a store there was evacuated after its roof collapsed. Winds gusting more than 50 mph were recorded near Dayton and in Knox County in southwestern Indiana.

In Fort Wayne, a football game between the University of St. Francis and Benedictine College was delayed six hours by lightning.

No injuries were reported.

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