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Midwest Storms Cause More Than $100 Million In Damage

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BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP/CBS St. Louis) — It’s been a brutal storm season for the Midwest as powerful winds, tornadoes, and storms pound homes and businesses.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at least one tornado left hundreds of homes in need of repair.  The powerful tornado, rated an EF2 on the Fujita scale, damaged homes on Saturday evening in the small town of Orrick in northwestern Missouri.

In Indiana, hundreds of homes and businesses were still without power Sunday following a powerful storm that caused more than $100 million in damage according to a National Weather Service estimate.

Vectren Energy Delivery estimated nearly 1,700 of its electric customers had no power Sunday afternoon, two days after the storm — deemed a macroburst — brought wind speeds of up to 120 mph.

That storm brought damage to 100 structures, with dozens destroyed, and snapped or blew over hundreds of power poles, the weather service said. Damage to one farm was estimated at more than $2 million.

The city of Boonville, about 15 miles northeast of Evansville was still under a state of emergency Sunday.

No injuries were reported from the storm.

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