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Strong winds rip through Floyd County

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FLOYDS KNOBS, IN (WAVE) – Floyd County had its share of damage after Tuesday's storm.

"We really usual always dodge it, but this morning we hears that horrible wind," said Patricia Condra, who lives off of Paoli Pike in New Albany.

In what seemed like a blink of the eye, Mother Nature packed a powerful punch. On Tuesday morning Condra's fence was knocked down, trees were uprooted, and her vintage outhouse was destroyed.

"I lived here 30 years and we've had trees uprooted and things like that, but nothing like this," said Condra.

The same storm threw flying debris into a man's back car window - shattering the glass. It happened at Knobs Pointe Apartments off of Paoli Pike.

In a wooded area on Binford Road off State Street Eric Laasanen says more than 200 trees were knocked down.

"It was a total path of destruction," said Laasanen. "I couldn't believe it hit just like that."

It was a storm on a mission that destroyed a barn and garage on E. Riley Road in Floyds Knobs, the hardest hit area in Floyd County.

Floyd County EMA Director Terry Herthel says it is unclear if the damage can be blamed on a tornado or strong lined winds. The National Weather Service is expected to survey the damage sometime soon.

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