HARLAN, Ind. (WANE) It didn’t take long for the rebuilding to begin in areas hit by powerful storms and tornadoes that raked parts of the Midwest, including northeast Indiana and Allen County.
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado with a peak wind of 120 mph touched down and traveled nearly eight miles with a maximum path of 400 yards. It developed in northeast Fort Wayne and then raced towards the town of Harlan.
On Monday, dozens of Amish could be seen rebuilding a barn in the area of State Road 37 and Ricker Road. By the next day, a large portion of the rebuild was complete.
Marilyn Miller lives on Maysville Road near Stellhorn, another area that was impacted. The roof of Miller’s home was damaged, and several trees were uprooted in her yard.
Neighbors and contractors were working together to repair damaged homes along that road, including Miller’s.
Miller said the tornado came through in a matter of seconds– she tells WANE 15 it sounded like a train was coming through, and then like an airplane was above her home. She went to her bathroom to take cover.
“It’s a miracle,” Miller said. “I am thankful. You can always replace stuff, but you can’t replace a human being. I’m just thankful no one got hurt.”