By Liz Shepherd
NEW PARIS — Straight-line winds are responsible for damage which occurred on Friday, March 31, to chicken houses and a cemetery in New Paris.
National Weather Service of Northern Indiana representatives said upon surveying the damage, NWS determined the cause was straight-line winds and not a tornado.
Straight-line winds are caused by air being dragged down by precipitation, whereas in a tornado, there are circulating winds.
Train car lids belonging to Norfolk Southern were blown into Baintertown Cemetery, which is near CR 29 and SR 15, resulting in damage to a fence and several headstones.