Storm aftermath extensive in Clay County


CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Monday’s storm had many in the Wabash Valley running for cover.

News 10 showed you some of the initial damage Monday night. A late afternoon storm ripped through Clay County.

A storm so loud, it made some residents think a tornado had hit.

“All of a sudden, the lights when out, I was watching the cornfield and it just started laying over, and then it started whistling,” said Megann Douglas, cleaning up after the storm.

Brazil took the brunt of the high winds, making some properties look like war zones – causing a lot of damage in a short amount of time.

A shed used to sit in the back of Douglas’ yard. But now, she says it’s sitting more than 30 feet away, in the bottom of a ravine, covered by a blanket of trees.

Even though they’re inspecting the damage and cleaning up what they can, for Clay County residents, it’s now a waiting game.

“For now, we’re just going to clean up and try to get rid of some firewood!” said Douglas.

They’re hoping their insurance will cover what’s left in the aftermath. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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