FREMONT, Ind. (WFFT) -- Areas of Steuben County are recovering after a tornado hit the city of Fremont just west of I-69 near S.R. 127 early Monday.
“I got woken up at three in the morning by the sound of the wind,” Ken Jones said.
The Fremont resident says his commute to work called for big detours.
“The main road was blocked I had to go around and saw more damage over there," Jones said.
Steuben County Emergency Management Director Randy Brown says the storm blew roofs off of homes, snapped tree branches, and scattered debris across the town.
“This morning we made contact with the national weather service. We’ve been working all day today to determine whether it was straight-line winds, down sheer or wind bursts or a tornado,” Brown said.
An EF1 tornado with winds of 100 mph.
“He loved that trampoline. When he came out this morning he was crying when he saw it,” S. Broad St. resident Devon Webb said.
A sad day for his 6-year-old son.
“We didn’t get no warnings or nothing. It just happened,” Webb said.
Storms like these are more common in early spring when the seasons are transitioning.
“This was an unusual event. We not only had the first round of severe weather move through. But about two hours later the second one started to move through and enter into the western part of the state,” Brown said.
As of now — Steuben County has no reported injuries.