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Strong storms: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Whitley, Defiance, Paulding

August 10, 2018

A line of strong storms is affecting parts of Allen, DeKalb, Noble and Whitley counties in Indiana and Defiance and Paulding counties in Ohio, the National Weather Service said tonight.

At 8:28 p.m. radar indicated strong storms from near St. Joe to near Huntertown to near Tri-Lakes, moving southeast at 30 mph, the weather service said.

Locations in the path of the storms include Fort Wayne, New Haven, Auburn, Garrett, Butler, Avilla, Waterloo, Woodburn, Grabill, St. Joe, Leo-Cedarville, Newville, Hicksville, Paulding, Antwerp and Payne. This includes Interstate 69 between the Illinois Road exit in Fort Wayne and Waterloo, and Interstate 469 between New Haven and the north I-69 junction.

At 8:30 p.m., radar indicated a second set of storms were from Churubusco to Tri-Lakes, moving southeast at 25 mph, the weather service said.

Additional locations in the path of these storms included Laud, Dunfee, Merriam, Blue Lake, Big Lake, Coesse, Loon Lake, Collins, Arcola and Lake Everett.

It said winds of more than 40 mph and pea-sized hail were possible with both sets of storms.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding, the weather service said. It urged motorists not to drive through flooded roadways.

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