Tornado Pictures Show Buildings Completely Destroyed in Indiana, Arkansas As Over 100,000 Without Power

Parts of Indiana and Arkansas have been devastated overnight by tornadoes and severe storms, with pictures showing destroyed buildings. More than 100,000 households were left without power.

The damage was severe in several parts of Indiana, where trees and utility poles were downed during the storms.

By late Wednesday night, more than 100,000 customers of Duke Energy and the Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) were left without power after storms wreaked havoc across the state.

Duke Energy's outage map showed more than 70,000 customers went without power and IPL reported that some 19,000 were still without power early on Thursday.

The town of Mooresville was hit "pretty hard," according to Andrew Murray, who shared a picture of a building that had partially collapsed there. "Downtown in my tiny town of Mooresville, Indiana has been hit pretty hard," he wrote alongside the image.

Downtown in my tiny town of Mooresville, Indiana has been hit pretty hard.

— Andrew Murrey (@indylinux) April 9, 2020

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There was significant damage in Franklin, Indiana, where the roof of a bar completely collapsed.

The city of Franklin shared a picture of the damage caused to the Jefferson Street Pub on its Facebook page, urging residents to avoid the downtown area. "There has been significant damage in Franklin," the post said. "Please be safe when traveling and avoid downtown so our crews can get everything cleaned up. Thank you!"

Meanwhile, a tornado also struck Poinsett County in Arkansas on Wednesday night, causing significant damage. KATV photographer Brian Emfinger shared an aerial shot of a neighborhood near Harrisburg on Twitter, which showed at least one home appeared to have been leveled during the storm.

Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder urged residents to stay home after the tornado hit, saying it had damaged 31 houses on Wednesday night. He said injuries had also been reported.

According to KAIT8, more than 4,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were left without power on Wednesday night as a result. By Thursday morning, the company's website reported that just under 3,000 customers were still without power.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, tornado warnings were issued in Lanier and Berrien counties after storms ripped through the southwestern part of the state.

Berrien County EMA Director Angie Rutland said at least one building was damaged in Ray City and said there were downed power lines in the city and across the county.

The roof of a bar in Franklin, Indiana, collapsed after a tornado and storms ripped across the state. City of Franklin

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— Brian Emfinger (@brianemfinger) April 9, 2020

Take a look at these photos. This area was hit hard. Families in the area say they had only a couple of minutes to take cover.

— Jurnee Taylor (@_JurneeTaylor) April 9, 2020

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