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Region Damage Part of Storm’s Effects

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November 17, 2013 — Northwest Indiana is recovering from power outages and other damage from today’s storm that crossed Illinois and Indiana, claiming at least five lives in Illinois.

In the Region, storms blew down power lines, tree limbs, and damaged structures such as the building, shown, at Youche Country Club in Crown Point.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence will see for himself how today’s storms affected communities across the state.

Pence told The Associated Press he plans to visit the hardest-hit communities of Kokomo, Lafayette and Washington tomorrow.  All three suffered significant property damage, and several injuries were reported in Kokomo.

Pence says it’s too soon to say whether the state will seek disaster assistance.

Lakeshore Public Media changed its annual holiday gift auction dates, suspending today’s start to the on-air fundraising gift auction while the community’s focus remains on larger public safety issues and power outages in the greater Chicago area.  The auction is set to start tomorrow for the three-night event during prime time on Lakeshore Public Television.

In Chicago, the National Football League game at Memorial Stadium, where the Chicago Bears hosted the Baltimore Ravens, sustained a two-hour weather delay due to stormy conditions.


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